Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

A simple capillary array IEF device was developed for high resolution and micropreparative separation of trace amounts of proteins. Based on quasi-chip-scale manufacturing, the specific capillaries (600 μm i.d., 1200 μm o.d. and 20 mm length) were integrated with the miniaturized polymethyl-methacrylate electrode trays. Electroosmotic flow was suppressed effectively by modified cross-linked polyacrylamide coating, and instability of IEF was addressed using the designed concentration of electrolytes via moving reaction boundary theory. As a prototyping, the resolution, reproducibility, throughput, speed and linearity of pH gradient were systemically evaluated with model proteins. The results revealed the following advantages: (i) the reproducibility of array was assessed as RSD values of 0.95% (intra-day) and 2.88% (inter-day); (ii) IEF could be completed in 20 min with up to 400 V/cm electric field; (iii) high resolution separation of model proteins achieved in 20mm length column; (iv) multi-units with 48 micro-columns can be easily integrated to obtain high throughput; and (v) good linearity of pH gradient (R=0.9989). More importantly, utility of the device was tested by using hemoglobins sample from human red blood cell. HbA0 and HbA1c with only ΔpI 0.03 have been successfully separated by the developed method. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Si Li, Jing-Yu Dong, Chen-Gang Guo, Yi-Xin Wu, Wei Zhang, Liu-yin Fan, Cheng-Xi Cao, Wei-Bing Zhang. A stable and high-resolution isoelectric focusing capillary array device for micropreparative separation of proteins. Talanta. 2013 Nov 15;116:259-65

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 24148402

View Full Text