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Selective cleavage at lysine of the 50 kDa-20 kDa connector loop segment of skeletal myosin S-1 by endoproteinase Arg-C.


PMID 2523317

Abstract

The reaction of endoproteinase Arg-C on the skeletal myosin head heavy chain was investigated through characterization of peptides and amino acid sequence analysis. The protease splits exclusively the 50 kDa-20 kDa junction at the lysine cluster spanning residues 639-641 and does not affect any other protease-sensitive region of the entire myosin heavy chain. The sensitivity of the cleavage to actin and nucleotide binding makes this protease a very specific conformational probe of S-1. The nicked S-1 derivative, containing an intact NH2-terminal 75 kDa fragment, may serve as a tool for gaining further insights into the domain structure and function of the myosin head.

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