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Biochemistry. 1990 Jul 10;29(27):6466-74.

Bovine dopamine beta-hydroxylase, primary structure determined by cDNA cloning and amino acid sequencing.

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Department of Chemistry, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, U.K.


A cDNA clone encoding bovine dopamine beta-hydroxylase (DBH) has been isolated from bovine adrenal glands. The clone hybridizes to two oligonucleotide probes, one based on a previously reported active site peptide [DeWolf, W. E., Jr., et al. (1988) Biochemistry 27, 9093-9101] and the other based on the human DBH sequence [Lamouroux, A., et al. (1987) EMBO J. 6, 3931-3937]. The clone contains a 1.9-kb open reading frame that codes for the soluble form of bovine DBH, with the exception of the first six amino acids. Direct confirmation of 93% of the cDNA-derived sequence was obtained from cleavage peptides by protein sequencing and mass spectrometry. Differences were found between these two sequences at only two positions. Of the four potential N-linked carbohydrate attachment sites, two, Asn-170 and Asn-552, were shown to be partially and fully glycosylated, respectively. Within the 69% of the protein sequence confirmed by mass spectrometry, no other covalent modifications were detected.

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