Characterization and purification of pentameric chimeric protein particles using asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation coupled with multiple detectors

Porcine circovirus causes the post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome. Despite the existence of commercial vaccines, the development of more effective and cheaper vaccines is expected. The usage of chimeric antigens allows serological differentiation between naturally infected and vaccinated animals. In this work, recombinant pentameric vaccination protein particles spontaneously assembled from identical subunits-chimeric fusion proteins derived from circovirus capsid antigen Cap and a multimerizing subunit of mouse polyomavirus capsid protein VP1 were purified and characterized using asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AF4) coupled with UV and MALS/DLS (multi-angle light scattering/dynamic light scattering) detectors.

Kotoucek, J., Hezova, R., Vrablikova, A. et al. Anal Bioanal Chem 2021.

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