A method suitable for the isolation of monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) is described. The protocol utilizes a zirconia based column modified with ethylenediamine-N,N'-tetra(methylenephosphonic) acid to create a novel cation-exchange chromatographic support. Initial experiments using a linear salt gradient demonstrate the ability of this support to efficiently separate Mab from transferrin and bovine serum albumin in a model matrix. Results of the purification of Mab from an actual cell culture supernatant over a range in protein concentrations are also shown. Analyses by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and gel electrophoresis demonstrate that Mabs can be recovered from a cell culture supernatant at high yield (92-98%) and high purity (>95%) in a single chromatographic step. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
- Monoclonal antibodies