Dec 1, 1975

Reactivity and ionization constants of the lysine residues in apovitellenin i of emu egg yolk low-density lipoprotein by competitive labelling

Australian Journal of Biological Sciences
T A Dopheide


Competitive labelling with[14C]acetic anhydride over a range of pH values has been used to explore the surface topography of the apovitellenin I moiety in emu egg yolk low-density lipoprotein. The reaction of the lysine xi-amino groups with acetic anhydride has been related to pH in a set of titration curves; from these, the reactivities relative to alanine and the ionization constants of all but the amino terminal lysines have been determined. All lysines have near normal pKa values around 10, and lower than normal reactivities (except the amino terminal lysine). At pH values above 10, the titration curves show breaks where the epsilon-amino groups become much more reactive, except for lysine 71 which in this regard behaves like a normally ionizing lysine in not showing a discontinuity. Most of the basic residues in this apoprotein may occur clustered at the surface of the molecule. This accounts best for the observed low reactivities and pKa values. The amino terminal lysine residue is presumably completely exposed to the aqueous environment.

  • References
  • Citations


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations


  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Egg White Proteins
Peptide Fragments
Urine Lysine Measurement
Lysine Hydrochloride
Titration Method

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.

© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved