A novel procedure for the isolation of glycolipids from Bifidobacterium adolescentis 94 BIM using supercritical carbon dioxide

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This study describes a novel isolation procedure for major glycolipids from Bifidobacterium adolescentis 94 BIM. The procedure consists of the use of supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO(2)) with hydro-methanolic solution as co-solvent. The major Glycolipids were isolated using the following operating conditions: pressure, 30 MPa, co-solvent concentration, 10% (9:1, methanol/water, v/v), CO2 flow rate, 5 g/min, extraction time and temperature, 2 h and 55 degrees C, respectively. The reference glycolipids sample was prepared by classical organic solvent extraction followed by chromatographic purification. All isolates were characterized by TLC and the major glycolipids additionally by enzyme linked immunosorbent (ELISA). Sixty milligrams of glycolipids with similar immunoreactivity as the reference glycolipids were isolated from I a of freeze-dried biomass (6% of yield). (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Galina Novik
  • A Gamian
  • José da Cruz Francisco
  • Estera Dey
Research areas and keywords

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  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


  • immunosorbent assay (ELISA), enzyme linked, Bifidobacterium adolescentis, bifidobacteria, neutral lipids, supercritical carbon dioxide, glycolipids
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-562
JournalJournal of Biotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch