Journal of Biological Chemistry vol:252 issue:17 pages:5934-5
Zinc chelated by iminodiacetic acid linked to an insoluble matrix binds human fibroblast interferon quite selectively at neutral pH in 0.15 M NaCL. On reduction of the pH and increase of the ionic strength, the interferon is eluted. Using a pH gradient at constant high ionic strength, good purification of the interferon can be obtained, up to a final specific activity of 108.5 units/mg of protein. Approximately 60% of the applied activity can be recovered.