CellufineTM MAX AminoButyl

Cellufine™ MAX AminoButyl is developed mainly for concentration of molecules having strong hydrophobicity such as VLPs (virus like particles). Cellufine MAX AminoButyl is designed on the basis of optimized Cellufine MAX Butyl to improve recovery of target molecules.

Ligand structure of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl is described in Figure 1.

Cellufine MAX AminoButyl
Fig.1.Ligand Structure of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl

Specification and characteristics of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl is described in Table 1 and 2.

N contents (μmol/ml) 20 - 33
Elution volume (ml)
 α-chymotrypsinogen A (HIC mode)
 Pepsin (IEX mode)

12.0 - 17.0
12.0 - 17.0
Microscopic test (%) < 5

Table 1Specification of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl

Matrix Highly cross-linked cellulose
Particle size 90μm (40 – 130 μm)
Ligand Butyl + primary Amine
Protein adsorption (1) in 2M (NH4)2SO4 α-Chymotripsinogen A; +
Ribonuclease A; -
Lysozyme; -
Protein adsorption (2) in 20 mM Tris-HCl (pH7.5) Transferrin; -
BSA; +
Pepsin; +

+; adsorption, -; no adsorption

Table 2Characteristics of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl

As base matrix is highly cross-linked cellulose particles, Cellufine MAX AminoButyl show superior flow property like figure 2.

Pressure flow curve of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl
Fig.2Pressure flow curve of Cellufine MAX AminoButyl
(Condition; Column; 2.2 cm ID x 20 cm, Mobile phase; Pure water (24±1℃)

Application of Cellufine™ MAX AminoButyl

Purification of r-HBsAg (recombinant Hepatitis B surface antigen) VLPs from yeast with Cellufine AminoButyl

Partial purified r-HBsAg VLPs solution was loaded on packed Cellufine MAX AminoButyl column (16 mm I.D. x 500 mm H) and then column was washed by 20 mM phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) sufficiently. At first, phosphate buffer (pH 7.0) containing 0.1 % Triton X was used as elution solution (Elution 1). And then molecules was eluted by 2 M NaCl (Elution 2). Each fraction was recovered and analyzed.

The figure below showed a chromatogram of purification of r-HBsAg VLPs with Cellufine AminoButyl. r-HBsAg VLPs was detected by ELISA assay.

Application of Cellufine™ MAX AminoButyl
VLP Protein
nU % ug %
Load 4,260 100 2,320 100
Flow through 480 11 350 13
Elution 1 2,060 48 770 30
Elution 2 172 4 1,190 46

Table below showed the results in this test.

Most r-HBsAg was obtained in elution 1. Results of protein assay in fraction suggested further purified r-HBsAg was concentrated by detergent elution. The results suggested Cellufine MAX AminoButyl is useful to purify VLPs.

Chemical Stability and Cleaning-In-Place

Cellulose is well-known as a natural product having chemical and physical stability. Thus, since Cellufine is derived from cellulose, it also is stable to chemicals and caustic and acidic solutions. CIP of all Cellufine media can be carried out with 0.5 M NaOH solution. Used media should be stored in 20 % ethanol at 2-25 ℃ after cleaning.

Custom Resin Development Services

JNC offers a custom resin development service for optimization of current products to meet stringent or enhanced performance working directly with large and small customers. In addition, JNC also offers custom resin development services to support new applications of JNC resins.

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