The complete primary structure of the activation segment of monomeric procarboxypeptidase A from porcine pancreas has been determined by automated and manual Edman-like degradation methods performed on its fragments generated by enzymatic cleavage. The polypeptide consists of 94 residues, with a molecular mass of 10, 768, and presents a high proportion of acidic and hydrophobic residues and a proline-rich region in the center of the molecule. Comparison of this sequence with the already reported equivalent sequence deduced from rat procarboxypeptidase A cDNA reveals a very high degree of homology between the two propeptides (up to a 81% of identities), which is even higher in certain large zones of the molecule. © 1986 Academic Press, Inc.
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 1986|