Albumin depletion using Albusorb™ from serum samples to research glycoprotein Apolipoprotein C-III

Authors Holmberg et al published an article titled, “Lowering apolipoprotein CIII delays onset of type 1 diabetes” in the journal PNAS in which Albusorb™ is used for albumin depletion from rat serum samples.
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Nov. 11, 2012 - PRLog -- MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ.– Apolipoprotein C-III is an important protein component of triglyceride rich lipoproteins and HDL. The glycoprotein Apolipoprotein C-III (apoCIII) inhibits lipolysis and it’s expression is documented to play a vital role in the development of hypertriglyceridemia when increased. The aim of this study was to determine apoCIII’s increased levels in serum in T1D patients and that it affects the function and survival of pancreatic β cells in vitro. Authors Holmberg et al published an article titled, “Lowering apolipoprotein CIII delays onset of type 1 diabetes” in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which Albusorb™ from Biotech Support Group is used to remove albumin from rat serum samples. Scientists setup experiments implementing the animal model diabetes-prone BB rat (DPBB) to ascertain if apoCIII increases contributed to calcium increase and B-cell death in vivo. To evaluate the levels of apoCIII in positive, negative, and control sera, scientists used Albusorb™ (Biotech Support Group) to remove albumin from serum samples. For detailed experimental research studies click

Albusorb™ is an albumin depletion reagent supplied as a kit with necessary buffers. AlbuSorb™ comes from a silica-based, separation platform utilizing a new combination of surface microenvironments substituted with low molecular substrates that feature drug-binding motifs. Unlike immuno-affinity, the surfaces utilized are disposable eliminating cycle to cycle variance and cross-contamination.

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 as 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.

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AlbuSorb™ Albumin Depletion Kit

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:  Albusorb™ for albumin depletion, AlbuVoid™ for albumin depletion plus low abundance serum protein enrichment, Cleanascite™ for lipid adsorption and clarification, NuGel™ for passivated silica-based affinity chromatography, and ProCipitate™ & ProPrep™ for nucleic acid isolation. Biotech Support Group is the leading developer of sample preparation products for separating and purifying hemoglobin from blood samples. HemoVoid™ is a hemoglobin depletion reagent kit from red blood cells and HemogloBind™ is a hemoglobin capture reagent from hemolyzed serum. Currently, Biotech Support Group LLC and ProFACT Proteomics Inc., are collaborating on the development of a proteomics platform used in functional profiling for proteomic analysis and a separations method for generating sub-proteomes used in biomarker and functional proteomic prospecting. For more information, go to:  

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AlbuSorb™ References

Rat Serum

Holmberg R, Refai E, Höög A.Lowering apolipoprotein CIII delays onset of type 1 diabetes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.2011;108(26):10685-9.

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Gwenael Pottiez, Pawel Ciborowski. Proteomic Profiling of Cerebrospinal Fluid Expression Profiling In Neuroscience Neuromethods.2012;64:245-270


Happonen KE, Fürst CM, Saxne T et al. PRELP protein inhibits the formation of the complement membrane attack complex.Journal of Biological Chemistry.2012;287(11):8092-100

Holmberg R, Refai E, Höög A.Lowering apolipoprotein CIII delays onset of type 1 diabetes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.2011;108(26):10685-9.

Tang MX, Ogawa K, Asamoto M. Effects of Nobiletin on PhIP-Induced Prostate and Colon Carcinogenesis in F344 Rats  Nutrition and Cancer.2011;63(2):227-33

Holmberg, Rebecka Apolipoprotein CIII and Ljungan virus in diabetes 2010. Doctoral Thesis

Lu Q, Zheng X, McIntosh T Development of different analysis platforms with LC-MS for pharmacokinetic studies of protein drugs. Analytical Chemistry.2009;81(21):8715-23
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