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Affinity chromatographic purification of recombinant human growth hormone

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2008
Balcı, Oğuz
The purpose of the study is to purify human growth hormone from the fermentation broth by affinity chromatography. For this purpose, human growth hormone specific oligonucleotide aptamers are selected among an aptamer library; selected oligonucleotides were synthesized and used as ligands. Effect of pH on ligand-human growth hormone complex formation was investigated and the highest complex formation was obtained at pH= 7.0. Human growth hormone is separated from the fermentation broth with 99.8% purity and 41% overall yield. The equilibrium data obtained was described by Langmuir type isotherm where saturation constant (q0) and affinity constant (K) are calculated as 0.338 mg hGH/mol aptamer and 0.059 mg hGH/ml, respectively. Further, equilibrium data obtained using aptamer affinity column was described by Langmuir type isotherm where saturation constant (q0) and affinity constant (K) are 0.027 mg hGH/mol aptamer and 1.543 mg hGH/ml, respectively. It is possible that, selected aptamer can be used for purification of bulk amounts of recombinant human growth hormone by using aptamer affinity chromatography.