Journal article

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HYDROXYPROLINE-RICH PROTEIN CORE OF AN ARABINOGALACTAN-PROTEIN SECRETED FROM SUSPENSION-CULTURED LOLIUM-MULTIFLORUM (ITALIAN RYEGRASS) ENDOSPERM CELLS

PA GLEESON, M MCNAMARA, REH WETTENHALL, BA STONE, GB FINCHER

BIOCHEMICAL JOURNAL | PORTLAND PRESS | Published : 1989

Abstract

An arabinogalactan-protein (AGP) purified from the filtrate of liquid-suspension-cultured Italian-ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) endosperm cells by affinity chromatography on myeloma protein J539-Sepharose was deglycosylated with trifluoromethanesulphonic acid to remove polysaccharide chains that are covalently associated with hydroxyproline residues in the peptide component of the proteoglycan. The protein core, which accounts for less than 10% (w/w) of the intact proteoglycan, was purified by h.p.l.c. It has an apparent Mr of 35,000, but reacts very poorly with both Coomassie Brilliant Blue R and silver stains. Amino-acid-sequence analysis of the N-terminus of the h.p.l.c.-purified protein ..

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