Aqueous two-phase systems for cleanup and recovery of enzymes from plants and plant-derived extracts
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2021.The increasing interest of the biopharmaceutical industry to exploit plants as a commercially viable production system is demanding the development of new strategies to maximize product recovery. Aqueous two-phase systems (ATPSs) are a primary recovery technique that has shown great potential for the efficient extraction and purification of biological products, from organelles to proteins and low-molecular-weight compounds. The evaluation of different system parameters upon the partitioning behavior can provide the conditions that favor the concentration of contaminants and the desired target protein in opposite phases. The protocols described here provide the basic strategy to explore the use of ATPSs for the isolation and partial purification of native and recombinant proteins from plants and plant-derived extracts.