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Isolation and characterization of 101-beta-lysozyme that possesses the beta-aspartyl sequence at aspartic acid-101.

In the reaction of the intramolecular cross-linking between Lys-13 (epsilon-NH3+) and Leu-129 (alpha-COO-) in lysozyme using imidazole and 1-ethyl-3-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbodiimide hydrochloride [Yamada, H., Kuroki, R., Hirata, M., & Imoto, T. (1983) Biochemistry 22, 4551-4556], it was found that two-thirds of the protein (both the recovered and cross-linked lysozymes) showed a lower affinity than the rest against chitin-coated Celite, an affinity adsorbent for lysozyme. The protein with the reduced affinity was separated on chitin-coated Celite affinity chromatography and found to be slightly different from native lysozyme in the elution position of the tryptic peptide of Ile-98-Arg-112 on reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. In contrast with native lysozyme, the limited hydrolysis of this abnormal tryptic peptide of Ile-98-Arg-112 in 6 N HCl at 110 degrees C gave a considerable amount of beta-aspartylglycine. Therefore, it was concluded that two-thirds of the protein obtained from this reaction possessed the beta-aspartylglycyl sequence at Asp-101-Gly-102. As a result, we obtained four lysozymes from this reaction, the derivative with the beta-aspartyl sequence at Asp-101 (101-beta-lysozyme), the cross-linked derivative between Lys-13 and Leu-129 (CL-lysozyme), the CL-lysozyme derivative with the beta-aspartyl sequence at Asp-101 (101-beta-CL-lysozyme), and native lysozyme. In the ethyl esterification of Asp-52 in lysozyme with triethyloxonium fluoroborate [Parsons, S. M., Jao, L., Dahlquist, F. W., Borders, C. L., Jr., Groff, T., Racs, J., & Raftery, M. A. (1969) Biochemistry 8, 700-712; Parsons, S. M., & Raftery, M. A. (1969) Biochemistry 8, 4199-4205], the same bond rearrangement was detected in the same ratio.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]

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  1. Isolation and characterization of 101-beta-lysozyme that possesses the beta-aspartyl sequence at aspartic acid-101. Yamada, H., Ueda, T., Kuroki, R., Fukumura, T., Yasukochi, T., Hirabayashi, T., Fujita, K., Imoto, T. Biochemistry (1985) [Pubmed]
 
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