Washing and Regenerating of Strep Agarose

 

HiCap StrepTactin Agarose can be regenerated for re-use according to the protocol delineated below. Desthiobiotin is removed by an incubation with 2-(4-Hydroxyphenylazo)benzoic acid (HABA), followed by wash steps. Volumes are given in column bed volume (bv), i.e., 10 bv calls for 10 mL of buffer for a 1 mL column bed volume. The material can be regenerated 3-5 times. Note that a regeneration is only possible if desthiobiotin has been used for elution. If biotin has been used, binding to the agarose matrix is irreversible

Composition of Buffers for Strep Agarose Regeneration

Regeneration Buffer, 100 mL

 
ComponentFinal concentrationMolecular weight (g/mol)Stock concentrationAmount needed for stockStock needed for buffer
TRIS base, pH 8.0 100 mM 121.14 1 M 60.57 g/ 500 mL 10 mL
NaCl 150 mM 58.44 5 M 146.1 g/500 mL 3 mL
HABA 1 mM 242.23 - 24 mg -
Instructions: Prepare a TRIS base stock solution and set the pH with HCl to 8.0. Alternatively, prepare 200 mL Wash Buffer and separate in 2 x 100 mL, add HABA to one aliquot

Wash Buffer, 100 mL

 
ComponentFinal concentrationMolecular weight (g/mol)Stock concentrationAmount needed for stockStock needed for buffer
TRIS base, pH 8.0 100 mM 121.14 1 M 60.57 g/ 500 mL 10 mL
NaCl 150 mM 58.44 5 M 146.1 g/500 mL 3 mL
Instructions: Prepare a TRIS base stock solution and set the pH with HCl to 8.0.

Wash Buffer, 100 mL

 
ComponentFinal concentrationMolecular weight (g/mol)Stock concentrationAmount needed for stockStock needed for buffer
TRIS base, pH 8.0 100 mM 121.14 1 M 60.57 g/ 500 mL 10 mL
EDTA 1.3 mM 292.24 0.5 M 14.6 g/100 mL 260 µL
Sodium azide 0.02% - - - 20 mg
Instructions: Prepare a TRIS base stock solution and set the pH with HCl to 8.0.
 
   
 A.Procedure
 
 
Note: "bv" refers to column bed volume, i.e., 10 bv calls for 10 mL of buffer for a 1 mL column bed volume.
  1. After the elution step, add 5 bv Wash Buffer and allow the volume to completely flow through the matrix.
  2. Optional: To remove protein aggregates, wash the column with 2 bv of 6 M guanidinium hydrochloride, followed by two wash steps with 4 bv each of wash buffer.
  3. Wash the column three times with 5 bv Regeneration buffer each.
    Important: HABA in solution has a yellow color that changes to red upon interaction with the StrepTactin matrix. This indicates a displacement of desthiobiotin. The red color disappears upon washing with wash buffer. Wash until the column is completely white again.
  4. Wash the column twice with 4 bv Wash Buffer each, or until it has completely turned white again.
  5. Store the HiCap StrepTactin Agarose in Wash Buffer at 4°C. for several days.
  6. For long-term storage, wash twice with 4 bv Storage Buffer and store the HiCap StrepTactin Agarose.
  7. After the elution step, add 10 bv Wash Buffer and allow the volume to completely flow through the matrix. The resin is now ready to be reused.

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