High-performance liquid chromatography as a technique to measure the competitive adsorption of plasma proteins onto latices

Henny G.W. Lensen, Dick Bargeman, Piet Bergveld, Cees A. Smolders, Jan Feijen

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Isotherms of human serum albumin (HSA), human immunoglobulin G (HIgG), and human fibrinogen (HFb) onto a polystyrene (PS)-latex were determined by depletion of protein in the solution, which was either followed by radioactivity measurements or by UV spectroscopy. Different adsorption isotherms for the same protein were obtained when either radioactivity measurements or UV spectroscopy was used as a detection technique. In order to obtain reliable results from competitive protein adsorption experiments, a method based on the use of high-performance liquid chromatography was developed. A strong preferential adsorption of HFb was observed when adsorption studies were carried out with mixtures of HSA, HFb, and HIgG. When adsorption studies were carried out with solutions containing HSA monomer and dimer, a strong preferential adsorption of HSA dimer was also observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
JournalJournal of colloid and interface science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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