Ryosuke Yumioka

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A major problem in gel permeation chromatography (GPC) or size exclusion chromatography is non-specific binding of applied proteins to the column matrix (stationary phase). We have tested an aqueous arginine solution as the GPC mobile phase on silica-based and polymer-based columns, using mouse monoclonal antibody and recombinant human activin,(More)
Exposure of antibodies to low pH is often unavoidable for purification and viral clearance. The conformation and stability of two humanized monoclonal antibodies (hIgG4-A and -B) directed against different antigens and a mouse monoclonal antibody (mIgG1) in 0.1M citrate at acidic pH were studied using circular dichroism (CD), differential scanning(More)
Acidic pH is commonly used to elute antibodies from Protein-A affinity column, although low pH may result in aggregation of the proteins. As an alternative, here arginine was tested as an eluent and compared with a more conventional eluent of citrate. Using purified monoclonal antibodies, recovery of antibodies with 0.1M citrate, pH 3.8, was less than 50%(More)
Therapeutic potential of immunoconjugates has opened a new window for antibody-based biopharmaceuticals. Greater tissue penetration and hence enhanced cell toxicity are obtained with a smaller version of antibodies. While the whole antibody can be readily produced via mammalian expression system, antibody fragments often require refolding of insoluble(More)
It has been shown that the recovery of monomeric antibodies from protein A affinity chromatography is enhanced significantly by using arginine as an eluent. To extend the applications of arginine to antibody purification and obtain an insight into the mechanism of arginine elution, we compared arginine with citrate, guanidine hydrochloride (GdnHCl),(More)
Loss of protein aggregates due to matrix protein interaction during SEC often causes underestimation of aggregate content in the quality control of pharmaceutical proteins. Since new columns especially show stronger tendency to bind proteins, an effort should be made to suppress protein adsorption. We examined the effects of arginine on protein binding to(More)
Mildly acidic arginine solution is highly effective in elution of bound proteins from Protein-A columns. Although Protein-A is specific in antibody capture, it does bind other proteins, which must then be removed before elution by aqueous arginine solution. If they are not removed, a strong elution property of aqueous arginine solutions will elute the(More)
More than 50 detergents, including acylated amino acid derivatives, were screened for their ability to solubilize and refold recombinant proteins expressed as inclusion bodies. Two model proteins, human interleukin-6 and microbial transglutaminase, were solubilized by these detergents and the solubilized proteins were rapidly diluted for testing their(More)
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