By Professor Saul B. Needleman (auth.)
Confusion now hath made his masterpiece Macbeth II iii seventy two Whence and what are these execrable form? Paradise misplaced Ib 1 681 Confusion worse confounded Paradise misplaced Ib 1 995 whilst the manuscript for the 1st a part of this e-book used to be proposed, it used to be expected that the dialogue of the whole box of protein se quencing should be coated in one quantity - from purification and characterization of the protein via fragmentation through chemical or enzymic skill and, ultimately, to reassembly of the pointed out person peptides into the reconstructed overall series. It quickly turned glaring that this might now not be attainable. whereas the motive was once to limit the disclose of tactics purely to that details focused on "hands on" rainy chemistry, it turned obvious thorough presentation will require, furthermore, a dialogue of convinced instrumental and extra theoretical techniques no longer integrated within the first quantity. in addition, the complete figuring out of the sphere of protein sequencing has complicated notably because the inception of this e-book. the aim of the 1st quantity used to be to supply functional details in enough element to allow the researcher to adopt the particular sequencing approaches in his personal laboratory.
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If the carboxyl is C-terminal, an aZlactone can form, which either hydrolyzes with water to the starting material or reacts with an amine to form an amide bond. Activated side-chain carboxyls either react with amines to form amides or rearrange to the inactive N-acylurea. 23 o R-N=C=N-R II I ~ ~'_R' o W ~-NH-CHR-C-N-R II o N-Acylurea \ NHR II ~-NH-C-o-C ~-NH-CHR-COOH NH2-R' I O-Acylurea ft ~-NH-CHR-C-NR , II C=O 0 I NHR / '--------' Fig. 3. Reactions of carbodiimide-activated carboxyl groups In the case of Asp-Gly bonds, some cyclic imide may be formed as noted with carbonyldiimidazole.
Several PCA-dipeptides, including PCA-ALA, are available commercially (Cyclo Chern. ). In addition, we have published a complet description of the synthesis and properties of several others (443). 2. Preparation of PCA-Peptides from the Original Strain of Pseudomonas Fluoreseens The enzyme can be prepared either from bacterial pellets frozen directly after harvesting, or from freeze-dried suspensions. The latter material is especially useful for shipping purposes because of its intrinsic stability (freeze-dried cells still retain high levels of activity after seven years).
The number of side reactions is sufficient to make this procedure useful only for smaller arginine peptides or those that do not contain asparagine and glutamine. C. Combined Methods of Attachment Although good methods for attachment of peptides with C-terminal lysine or homoserine are available, one is faced with the problem of what to do with peptides that do not contain these amino acids. Schiltz (394) has attacked the problem by using a combination of the diisothiocyanate and carbodiimide methods (Fig.