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Adsorption characteristics and preparative separation of chaetominine from Aspergillus fumigatus mycelia by macroporous resin B Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences

Liu, Changqing, Jiao, Ruihua, Yao, Lingyun, Zhang, Yupeng, Lu, Yanhua, Tan, Renxiang
Journal of chromatography 2016 v.1015-1016 pp. 135-141
Aspergillus fumigatus, adsorption, adverse effects, alkaloids, antineoplastic activity, chromatography, desorption, models, mycelium, porous media, resins, sorption isotherms
Chaetominine (CHA) is a quinazolinone alkaloid with strong anti-cancer activity produced by Aspergillus fumigatus CY018. For recovering CHA from A. fumigates efficiently, adsorption and desorption capacities of eight macroporous resins were tested in this work. Based on batch experiments, XAD-16 resin was revealed the best adsorption and desorption performance among all the tested resins. Then, adsorption kinetics and adsorption isotherms were constructed on XAD-16 resin, and the experimental data were fitted well to the pseudo first-order kinetics and Freundlick isotherm model. In the dynamic adsorption and desorption, the purity of CHA increased from 0.0314% (w/w) in the crude extract to 57.86% in the final product with recovery yield of 70.56% by a one-step treatment. Moreover, the experiments were also performed in a lab scale-up scale, in which the purity and recovery of CHA were 56.12% (w/w) and 68.02%, respectively. In addition, XAD-16 resin could be recycled 3 times for CHA separation after regeneration without adverse effects on adsorption/desorption performance. These results suggested that XAD-16 resin adsorption could act as a useful and economic method for recovering CHA from A. fumigatus.