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Galactose represser protein

The galactose represser protein from E. coli has a pI of about 5.9. While purification protocols were being designed, it was found to bind to a Mono-S column at pH values of 7 and below. (Mono-S columns have S-type sulfonic acid groups attached to the resin and are strong cation exchangers.) What is unusual about this observ