Partial purification and characterization of CA19-9 antigen from the ascitic fluid of a patient with pancreatic cancer.

Abstract

CA19-9 immunoreactive protein was partially purified from the ascitic fluid of a patient with pancreatic cancer by perchloric acid fractionation, gel chromatography and Affi-gel Blue column chromatography, resulting in a purified sample of 5.0 x 10(6) CA19-9 units per milligram of protein (3700-fold purification). Western blotting analysis of this purified sample revealed a single band of molecular weight 210 kDa. Although the original ascitic fluid showed a high CA125 immunoreactivity, this purified sample had no CA125 immunoreactivity. The elution pattern for CA19-9 activity on Affi-gel Blue column is quite distinct from that for CA125. These results suggest that CA19-9 antigen in carcinoma patients may be identical or very similar to that recently purified from the culture media of the colorectal cell line SW1116 and is distinct from CA125 antigen.

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@article{Haga1989PartialPA, title={Partial purification and characterization of CA19-9 antigen from the ascitic fluid of a patient with pancreatic cancer.}, author={Youichi Haga and Seikoh Horiuchi and Yosiharu Morino and Masaaki Akagi}, journal={Clinical biochemistry}, year={1989}, volume={22 5}, pages={363-8} }