The Isolation and Amino Acid Sequence of Some Thrombin Produced Porcine Tropoelastin Peptides

  • A. R. Torres
  • V. L. Alvarez
  • L. B. Sandberg
  • W. R. Gray
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 79)


The amino acid sequence of porcine aortic tropoelastin has been studied extensively by Foster, et al. (1). They used trypsin cleavage to determine about 55% of the total sequence. It has been very difficult to obtain the remaining sequence or to place the peptides in order, both because of the nature of the cleavage and the hydrophobicity of the peptides.


Tube Number Trypsin Cleavage Heavy Phase Resultant Peptide Pyridine Acetate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Torres
    • 1
  • V. L. Alvarez
    • 2
  • L. B. Sandberg
    • 2
  • W. R. Gray
    • 2
  1. 1.National Insitutes of HealthLaboratory of BiochemistryBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and BiologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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