Initial Methionine E Coli

Luc CAMOIN camoin at
Mon Feb 14 09:11:51 EST 2000

Dear Netters,

I purified a recombinant protein from E Coli. The N-terminal sequence and
Mass spectrometry experiments show that the initial methionine is eliminated
in 90% of the purified protein.

Does anyone have any explanation about this phenomenon?

Thanks in advance


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