1996 年 116 巻 12 号 p. 951-960
We investigated whether a chemical assay by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) as an alternative to the complicated and time-consuming bioassay for CS23 mutein of recombinant human basic fibroblast growth factor (rhbFGF-CS23) using the fetal bovine heart endothelial cell line ATCC CRL 1395. Physically, chemically or enzymatically denatured rhbFGF-CS23 was subjected to heparin affinity (HA)-HPLC and the bioassay. Good agreement was observed between the results obtained by these two methods. Moreover, HA-HPLC gave much more reproducible results (RSD=1.9%, n=6) than the bioassay (RSD=7.4%, n=18). HA-HPLC is therefore a simple, accurate and reproducible alternative to the bioassay for quality control and stability studies for rhbFGF-CS23 preparations. HA-HPLC is also considered to be applicable to assays for FGFs which have heparin affinity and biological activity similar to those of the CS23 mutein.