Edman degradation of bacterial proteins

James Bassuk bassuk at u.washington.edu
Sat Jun 10 21:17:20 EST 1995

The N-f-Met will be cleaved by a bacterial peptidase before you have a
chance to isolate it.  It should not be a consideration.


   Jim Bassuk, Ph.D.
   Dept. Biological Structure, Univ. of Washington
   NetworkAddress:  Bassuk at U.Washington.Edu  

   'Did I say what I meant or did I mean what I said?'


Wed, 7 Jun 1995, Jan Eggermont wrote:

> Hello,
> A small question for protein sequencers who have experience with Edman
> degradation of bacterial proteins: is the N-formyl-methionine, i.e. the
> modified start methione of bacterial proteins, derivatised in one single
> cycle or in two, i.e. first the formyl and then the methionine? 
> Thanks,
> Jan
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