Isolation and purification of two major serum amyloid A isotypes SAA1 and SAA2 from the acute phase plasma of mice

Batia Kaplan, Shoshana Yakar, Yigal Balta, Mordechai Pras, Brian Martin

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Abstract

A new procedure was developed for isolation of two major serum amyloid A (SAA) isotypes SAA1 and SAA2 from acute-phase plasma of mice. The procedure included preparation of high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) and their separation by sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The SAA proteins (M(r) 12,000) were electroeluted and afterwards purified from SDS by gel permeation chromatography on a Fractogel TSK-40F column in aqueous 50% acetonitrilc-0.1% TFA. Finally, the SAA proteins free from SDS were fractionated by high-performance liquid chromatography on a Vydac 214TP54 column (250x4.6 mm I.D., particle size 5 μm), yielding two major fractions with k = 5.2 and k = 5.5. The N- and C-terminal sequence analyses and mass spectrometry demonstrated the purity of these two major fractions and their identity with apo SAA1 (k = 5.2) and apo SAA2 (k = 5.5). The developed procedure is applicable to small amounts of pooled murine plasma (6-7 ml) and could be readily modified from small to large scale preparations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Biomedical Applications
Volume704
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 1997

Keywords

  • High-density-lipoprotein apoproteins
  • Serum amyloid A isotypes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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