The amino acid sequence of pancreatic α-amylase from the ostrich, Struthio camelus

Shizuya Kabuto, Tomohisa Ogawa, Koji Muramoto, Vaughan Oosthuizen, Ryno J. Naude

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Abstract

The amino-acid sequence of α-amylase isolated from the pancreas of the ostrich, Struthio camelus was determined. The α-amylase (OPA) consisted of 497 amino acid residues with pyroglutamic acid at the N-terminus and no oligosaccharide. Amino acid identity between OPA and chicken, porcine and human pancreatic α-amylases individually, was found to be 88, 82 and 86%, respectively. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-490
Number of pages10
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Volume127
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Amino acid sequence
  • Amylase
  • Ostrich
  • Pancreas
  • Pyroglutamic acid
  • Struthio camelus
  • α-amylase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology

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