Proteomic biotechniques allow for the analysis of proteins in synovial fluid. After using Albusorb™, synovial fluid proteins on two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D-PAGE) is studied. Abundant proteins HSA and IgG are depleted using Albusorb™, followed by size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) of intact proteins prior to preparation of samples for analysis by LC/LC-MS/MS. Next tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), coupled with multidimensional liquid chromatography (LC) and database searching is effective technique for protein identification and characterization. Examples of elevated biomarker candidates which are elevated in erosive or nonerosive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are G3PDH,Peptidylprolyl isomerase, Cystatin B, Phosphoglycerate mutase 1, α2-plasmin inhibitor, S100A8 (calgranulin A), IgG1H Nie, Thymosin-β4. The ultimate goal of such application would be to comparatively find and analyze novel biomarkers of rheumatoid arthritis and search for the same biomarkers in synovial fluid of disease and non disease patient samples by proteomic techniques.
Characteristics of Albusorb™
Removes >90% albumin from 30 mg albumin/ml sample
Affinity-type equivalence, virtually no cross-reactivity with other proteins
Bind and elute procedure - simply weigh powder, condition the sample, centrifuge and/or filter, and recover the albumin depleted serum
Economical new surface technology, not based on affinity chromatography
Mild conditions maintain tertiary structure of proteins and simple transfer to secondary analysis
The albumin depleted filtrate retains the enzymatic and biological activity
Removes albumin from samples such serum, plasma and from species including human, mouse, sheep, bovine, goat, rat, and calf
The flow through fraction is compatible with LC-MS, activity based protein profiling and proteomic studies.
Biotech Support Group is interested in collaborating on research and development of peptide inhibitors of the complement system by using Albusorb™ for sample preparation.
Biotech Support Group also has AlbuVoid™ for albumin depletion plus low abundance serum protein enrichment.
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AlbuSorb™ Albumin Depletion Kit
AlbuVoid™ - Albumin Depletion and Low Abundance Protein Enrichment Kit from Serum or Plasma
About Biotech Support Group LLC
Biotech Support Group LLC is a leading provider of genomics and proteomics sample preparation products and enrichment reagent kits as well as integrated biotechnology services for life sciences research, biomarker and drug discovery. Based in New Jersey, it’s principal products include: AlbuVoid™
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