Separation and purification of highly infectious enterovirus A71 particles using a strong anion-exchange column

Sheng Chieh Lien, Chia Chun Lu, Yu Sheng Shen, Ya Ting Yang, Shang Rung Wu, Chih Yeu Fang, Yen Hung Chow, Ching Len Liao, Jen Ron Chiang, Chia Chyi Liu

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Virions produced from cell culture is the primary source for production of formalin-inactivated whole virus vaccines for enteroviruses. EV-A71 particles produced from culture system comprise two major types, the immature/empty (E)-particle and the mature/full (F)-particle, which both exhibit low isoelectric point (pI) values but have distinct differences in infectivity and immunogenicity. Although EV-A71 particles can conventionally be separated into E-particle and F-particle using sucrose gradient ultracentrifugation, this procedure is cumbersome and difficult to put into practice for vaccine production. Methods based on ion-exchange chromatography have been exploited to improve the purification efficacy; however, none of them are capable of separating the E- and F-particles efficiently. In this study, we aimed to develop an approach to isolate and purify the highly immunogenic mature EV-A71 particles. By applying a step gradient elution procedure, we successfully isolated the viral structure protein VP0-cleaved particles of EV-A71 from a mixture of cultured viral solution using the Q-membrane anion-exchange chromatography. The elution started with 0.1x phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution while increasing the percentage of 1x PBS containing 1M NaCl in sequential steps. By this procedure, the VP0-cleaved mature particles and VP0-uncleaved immature particles of EV-A71 could be separated into different fractions in Q-membrane with gradually increased NaCl concentration in elution buffer. The purified VP0-cleaved particles were shown to have characteristics equivalent to those of the highly infectious F-particles of EV-A71. The overall recovery rate for the mature EV-A71 particles by Q-membrane is 56% and its purity was shown to be equivalent to those isolated by the sucrose gradient ultracentrifugation. Our approach provides a simple and efficient purification method for recovering mature, highly infectious virus particles from the EV-A71 culture bulk.

期刊Journal of Chromatography A
出版狀態Published - 2022 9月 13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 分析化學
  • 生物化學
  • 有機化學


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