The amino acid sequence of Emu osteocalcin: gas phase sequencing of Gla-containing proteins
Osteocalcin (OC), the major gamma carboxyglutamic acid (Gla)-containing protein of vertebrate bone, has been isolated from bones of the emu (Dromaius novaehollandae) and the primary structure determined by a combination of gas phase N-terminal sequencing of the intact molecule and a proteolytic fragment, and carboxypeptidase Y C-terminal sequencing. Gla residues were located by counting tritium radioactivity in fractions from the N-terminal sequencing of the tritiated/thermally decarboxylated molecule. Emu OC consists of 48 amino acid residues containing 3 Gla residues, and a single disulphide bond. The C-terminal 29 residues are identical to those of the human and sheep OC sequences. Alignment of the N-terminal sequence against those of other OCs reveals greater sequence homology with chicken OC than with mammalian OCs.
|Authors||Huq, N. L.;Tseng, A.;Chapman, G. E. :|
|Publisher Name||Biochem Int|
|Published Date||1987-01-01 00:00:00|