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The amino acid composition of crystalline pepsin.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of general physiology
Publication Date
Volume
42
Issue
3
Pages
553–561
Identifiers
PMID: 13620885
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The amino acid composition of twice recrystallized pepsin (Worthington Biochemical Corporation) has been determined chromatographically on columns of Amberlite IR 120 resin. The results of the analyses obtained on four different preparations indicate a close agreement in their amino acid composition. Pepsin is unique in that it has a great predominance of acidic amino acids over basic ones. Moreover, all the preparations contain a small and constant amount of hydroxyproline, corresponding to about 0.1 residue per molecule.

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