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Eur J Biochem. 1988 Oct 1;176(3):683-97.

Amino-acid sequence of ribonuclease T2 from Aspergillus oryzae.

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Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University, Japan.


The amino acid sequence of ribonuclease T2 (RNase T2) from Aspergillus oryzae has been determined. This has been achieved by analyzing peptides obtained by digestions with Achromobacter lyticus protease I, Staphylococcus aureus V8 protease, and alpha-chymotrypsin of two large cyanogen bromide peptides derived from the reduced and S-carboxymethylated or S-aminoethylated protein. Digestion with A. lyticus protease I was successfully used to degrade the N-terminal half of the S-aminoethylated protein at cysteine residues. RNase T2 is a glycoprotein consisting of 239 amino acid residues with a relative molecular mass of 29,155. The sugar content is 7.9% (by mass). Three glycosylation sites were determined at Asns 15, 76 and 239. Apparently RNase T2 has a very low degree of sequence similarity with RNase T1, but a considerable similarity is observed around the amino acid residues involved in substrate recognition and binding in RNase T1. These similar residues may be important for the catalytic activity of RNase T2.

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