A rapid, highly sensitive and reproducible high-performance capillary electrophoresis (HPCE) method (electrokinetic chromatography with sodium dodecyl sulfate) is described for the determination of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and detoxified LPS (D-LPS), produced by both alkaline treatment in anhydrous conditions and mild acid hydrolysis, from Escherichia coli 055:135 bacteria. LPS and D-LPS are separated and readily determined within 25 min on an uncoated fused-silica capillary using normal polarity at 20 kV and detection at 200 nm. A linear relationship (correlation coefficient greater than about 0.97) was found for the LPS and the two D-LPS species over a wide range of concentrations, from approximately 120 to 360 ng, with a detection sensitivity less than about 100 ng. Furthermore, HPCE was able to separate several molecular species mainly due to the presence of populations with O-specific polysaccharides of distinct and increasing mean chain lengths. This approach could be of great importance for the quantitative determination of LPS and D-LPS during the purification and preparation processes, also considering the importance of D-LPS in the preparation of human vaccines, and for the qualitative evaluation of the heterogeneity of LPS and the O-polysaccharide components.
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|Anno di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Titolo:||Separation of Escherichia coli 055 : B5 lipopolysaccharide and detoxified lipopolysaccharide by high-performance capillary electrophoresis|
|Autori interni:||VOLPI, Nicola|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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