Evidence is presented for a carbohydrate-binding property of aprotinin, which is preserved both in a fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) conjugate and a cyanogen bromidelinked Sepharose conjugate of the protein. Both conjugates similarly retain their tryptic and chymotryptic inhibitory properties. The FITC conjugate is shown to be a single species with respect to charge and to molecular weight and shows a specific binding of normal materials containing sialosyl or uronosyl groups, which accords with its histochemical behaviour. The Sepharose-conjugate showed a similar specificity.
KeywordsPublic Health Molecular Weight Fluorescein FITC Specific Binding
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