The sequence determination of a new variant of beta-LG II, detected as a minor component by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (RP-HPLC/ESI-MS) analysis of the whey fraction from a milk sample taken from an individual donkey belonging to the 'Ragusana' species of eastern Sicily, is reported. Direct RP-HPLC/ESI-MS analysis of the whey fraction from this milk sample allowed the identification of a new variant of beta-LG II, based on the determination of the M-r of the intact protein. The new protein, with an experimentally determined M-r of 18311 Da, was detected as a minor component in the whey fraction investigated. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF)MS and RP-HPLC/ESI-MS/MS analyses of the tryptic digest of the new protein demonstrate that it presents two amino acid substitutions with respect to the sequence of beta-LG 11 A, namely a substitution Pro-->Cys at position 110, and a substitution Asp-->Gly at position 162. The disulfide bonds between the four cysteines, not directly determined in donkey's and horse's beta-LG 11, were shown to occur between Cys(106)-Cys(120) and Cys(66)-Cys(161), as in other mammalian beta-LGs. The new beta-LG II variant from donkey was named D.
|Titolo:||Detection and sequence determination of a new variant beta-lactoglobulin II from donkey|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|