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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1976 Oct 28;446(2):525-35.

Alkalin titrations of human somatotropin, human choriomammotropin and ovine prolactin by circular dichroism and fluorescence.

Abstract

Structural transitions occurring during the alkalin titration of human somatotropin, human choriomammotropin, and ovine prolactin have been investigated by means of circular dichroism and fluorescence emission spectra. Human somatotropin exhibited an isodichroic point at 287 nm, with all spectral changes being reversed upon back titration from pH 12.50 to pH 8.0. Fluorescence quenching as a function of pH produced a simple sigmoidal curve. Human choriomammotropin exhibited an isodichroic point at 288 nm. The fluorescence and circular dichroism spectra of this protein were found to be reversible between pH 8.0 and 11.0. However, on titration above pH 11, the isodichroic point and the reversibility of the circular dichroism spectra were lost. This conformational transition was accompanied by a sharp increase in fluorescence quantum yield. The circular dichroism spectra of ovine prolactin showed essentially no change on titration to pH 11.0. However, between pH 11.0 and 12.0, a sharp conformational transition was observed similar to that seen in human choriomammotropin, but not exhibiting the same increase in fluorescence quantum yield. The fluorescence titration of prolactin was found to be essentially reversible upon back titration from pH 12.5, although the circular dichroism spectra were not reversible from this pH.

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