Epitope approach in molecular imprinting of antibodies

Ewa Moczko, Antonio Guerreiro, César Cáceres, Elena Piletska, Börje Sellergren, Sergey A. Piletsky

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Herein an approach to prepare molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) with specific binding affinity for antibodies is reported. The process relied on the covalent immobilization of the template (whole immunoglobulin G (IgG), Fc domain of human IgG and peptide epitope) onto the surface of a solid support, polymerization and affinity separation of nanoMIPs. The binding between nanoMIPs and their corresponding templates was analyzed and evaluated as being in sub-nanomolar and nano-molar range. The nanoMIPs prepared for Fc domain and epitope demonstrated a specific recognition of both human and goat IgGs, therefore they could be considered as a synthetic analogue of protein A and benefit from its intrinsic stability, short time and low cost of preparation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Affinity chromatography
  • Antibodies
  • Molecular imprinting polymers
  • Nanoparticles
  • Protein epitope
  • Solid-phase synthesis


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