Initial Methionine E Coli

Dietbert Neumann dietbert.neumann at cell.biol.ethz.ch
Mon Feb 14 09:51:43 EST 2000


Hi Luc,
N-terminal excision of the methionine is happens very often. It just depends
on the aminoacid following the methionine. I lost the reference but you will
find in the PubMed, I guess. If not, you can contact me.

Good Luck

Dietbert


Luc CAMOIN <camoin at cochin.inserm.fr> schrieb in im Newsbeitrag:
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> 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
>
> Luc CAMOIN
>
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