The terminal amino acids of wheat gliadin

Ramachandran, L. K. ; Mcconnell, W. B. (1955) The terminal amino acids of wheat gliadin Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 33 (10). pp. 1463-1466. ISSN 0008-4042

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Wheat gliadin has been found by two different methods to contain three N-terminal histidine residues for each molecular weight of 27,000. Trace amounts of N-terminal aspartic acid, glutamic acid, alanine, valine, and serine were also detected in the preparation used. Hydrolysis in boiling hydrochloric acid partially destroyed the di-2,4-dinitrophenyl derivative of histidine. Losses of from 5% to 25% occurred depending upon the time and conditions of hydrolysis. Carboxypeptidase did not release free amino acids from wheat gliadin but qualitative evidence for the occurrence of C-terminal glutamic acid and C-terminal "leucine" was obtained.

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