Molecular Recognition-Based Detoxification of Aluminum in Human Plasma

Demircelik A. H., ANDAÇ A. M., Andac C. A., Say R., DENİZLİ A.

JOURNAL OF BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE-POLYMER EDITION, vol.20, no.9, pp.1235-1258, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/156856209x452971
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1235-1258
  • Keywords: Molecular recognition, ion imprinting, aluminum removal, metal detoxification, affinity binding, ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE, IMPRINTED BEADS, GASTROINTESTINAL ABSORPTION, CHELATION-THERAPY, REMOVAL, EQUILIBRIUM, PERFORMANCE, SPECIATION, POLYMERS, AFFINITY
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Molecular recognition-based Al3+-imprinted poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate-N-methacryloyl-L-glutamic acid) (PHEMAGA-Al3+) beads were prepared to be used in selective removal of Al3+ out of human plasma overdosed with Al3+ cations. The PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads were synthesized by suspension polymerization in the presence of a template-monomer complex (MAGA-Al3+). The specific surface area of PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads was found to be 55.6 m(2)/g on the average. The MAGA content in the PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads were found to be 640 mu mol/g polymer. The template Al3+ cations could be reversibly detached from the matrix to form PHEMAGA-Al3+ using a 50 mM solution of EDTA. The Al3+-free PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads were then exposed to a selective separation procedure of Al3+ out of human plasma, which was implemented in a continuous system by packing the beads into a separation column (10 cm long with an inner diameter of 0.9 cm) equipped with a water jacket to control the temperature. The Al3+ adsorption capacity of the PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads decreased drastically from 0.76 mg/g polymer to 0.22 mg/g polymer as the flow rate was increased from 0.3 ml/min to 1.5 ml/min. The relative selectivity coefficients of the PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads for Al3+/Fe3+, Al3+/Cu2+ and Al3+/Zn2+ were found to be 4.49, 8.95 and 32.44 times greater than those of the non-imprinted PHEMAGA beads, respectively. FT-IR analyses on the synthesized PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads reveals monodentate and bidentate binding modes of Al3+ in complex with the carboxylate groups of the glutamate residues. Density functional theory computations at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) basis set suggests that structured water molecules play essential role in the stability of the monodentate binding mode in 1:1 PHEMAGA-Al3+ complexes. The PHEMAGA-Al3+ beads were recovered and reused many times, with no significant decrease in their adsorption capacities. (C) Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009