The complete amino acid sequence of prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase from sheep vesicular gland has been deduced by cloning and sequence analysis of DNA complementary to its messenger RNA. The results were confirmed by digestion of the enzyme with carboxypeptidase Y and by automated Edman degradation of the intact enzyme polypeptide and peptide fragments obtained by limited proteolysis of the enzyme with Achromobacter proteinase I. Mature sheep prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase is shown to be composed of 576 amino acids with an Mr of 66 175. The precursor peptide is predicted to contain a 24-residue signal peptide. The serine residue susceptible to acetylation by aspirin is found to be located near the C-terminus of the enzyme polypeptide.
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