Formation of proline thiohydantoin with ammonium thiocyanate: progress towards a viable C-terminal amino-acid-sequencing procedure
Pure amino acid thiohydantoins are required as reference standards for development of C-terminal-sequencing procedures based on thiohydantoin formation of the C-terminal amino acids of peptides and proteins. Proline thiohydantoin was prepared using a straightforward method involving reaction of acetylproline with ammonium thiocyanate. It was characterized by UV spectrophotometry, mass spectrometry and back-hydrolysis to the free amino acid. These data establish unequivocally that the thiocyanate procedure is applicable to proline as well as to the other common amino acids. This work also validates earlier claims that proline thiohydantoin can be prepared by reaction with thiocyanic acid.
|Authors||Inglis, A. S.;Duncan, M. W.;Adams, P.;Tseng, A. :|
|Publisher Name||J Biochem Biophys Methods|
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