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TitleApplication of surface response analysis to the optimization of penicillin acylase purification in aqueous two-phase systems
Author(s)Marcos, João Carlos
Fonseca, Luís Pina
Ramalho, Maria Teresa
Cabral, J. M. S.
KeywordsPenicillin acylase
Aqueous two-phase systems
Experimental design
aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS)
Issue date2002
JournalEnzyme and Microbial Technology
Citation"Enzyme and microbial technology". 31 (2002) 1006-1014.
Abstract(s)Penicillin acylase purification from an Escherichia coli crude extract using PEG 3350 – sodium citrate aqueous two phase systems was optimized. An experimental design was used to evaluate the influence of PEG, sodium citrate and sodium chloride on the purification parameters. A central composite design was defined centred on the previously found conditions for highest purification from an osmotic shock extract. Mathematical models for the partition coefficient of protein and enzyme, balance of protein and enzyme, yield and purification were calculated and statistically validated. Analysis of the contours of constant response as a function of PEG and sodium citrate concentrations for three different concentrations of NaCl revealed different effects of the three factors on the studied parameters. A maximum purification factor of 6.5 was predicted for PEG 3350, Sodium Citrate and NaCl concentrations of 15.1%, 11.0% and 8.52% respectively. However under these conditions the predicted yield was 61%. A better compromise between these two parameters can be found by superimposing the contour plots of the purification factor and yield for 10.3% NaCl. A region in the experimental space can be defined where the purification factor is always higher than 5.5 with yields exceeding 80%.
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