PMID: 1164516Aug 19, 1975Paper

Enzymic and immunochemical properties of lysozyme. IX. Conformation and immunochemistry of derivatives succinylated at certain lysine residues

Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta
C Li LeeA F Habeeb

Abstract

Succinylation of lysozyme in the presence of 7 molar excess of [1,4-14C2]-succinic anhydride gave a reaction product which showed at least six components by disc electrophoresis. Chromatography on CM-cellulose enabled the isolation of six homogeneous derivatives. The derivatives were succinylated at the following locations: derivative I, lysines-1 (alpha- and epsilon-NH2), -13, -97 and -116 and the OH group at position 43 (or 36 or 40); derivative II, lysines-1 (alpha- and epsilon-NH2), -13, -96, -116; derivative III, lysines-1 (alpha-and epsilon-NH2), -13, -97, -116; derivative IV, lysines-1 (alpha-NH2), -33, -96 and -116; derivative V, lysines-1 (alpha-NH2), -33 and -96; derivative VI, lysines-33 and -116. Conformational changes were detectable in derivative I by ORD and CD measurements and by accessibility of the disulfide bonds to reduction. On the other hand, the other five succinyl derivatives showed no conformational changes by ORD and CD measurements. However, their disulfide bonds were slightly more accessible to reduction than lysozyme, with the increase being somewhat higher in derivatives I, II and III. Enzymic activity measurements showed that only derivative VI possessed some (10%) enzymic activity. Immunochemical...Continue Reading

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