The amino acid sequence of the hemocyanin subunit c from the spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus, has been determined. The elucidation was mainly based on three digests, with CNBr, trypsin and endoproteinase Glu-C, respectively. Additional evidence was obtained by sequencing of peptides from an endoproteinase Lys-C digest. Subunit c is a polypeptide with 661 amino acid residues and' with a carbohydrate group attached to residue 476 in the third domain. No heterogeneity was observed. The degree of identity with subunit a is 59%. Some differences with subunit a are an N-terminal extension of six residues, a one-residue C-terminal extension, and a three-residue deletion. Furthermore, carbohydrate attachment is in a different position, as are most half-cystine residues. Limited trypsinolysis resulted in cleavage at the same site as in subunits a and b.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European Journal of Biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 15-May-1992|
- ARTHROPOD HEMOCYANINS
- LIMITED PROTEOLYSIS
- DISULFIDE BRIDGES