Automated purification of human protein band 3, the major integral protein of the erythrocyte membrane.

Human erythrocyte protein band 3 was purified from a Triton X-100 extract of white ghosts. This purification, including an ion-exchange chromatography and a group-affinity chromatography, was automated. The apparatus was assembled from commercially available elements and allowed for the recovery of 2 to 3 mg pure band 3 in 2 hr. The purification could be… CONTINUE READING