Amino acid sequences of ferredoxins from Atropa belladonna and Hyoscyamus niger: Their similarities to those in other tropane-alkaloid-containing plants

Yoshiki Mino, Mayumi Yukita, Nobuhiro Hiratsuka, Hiroyuki Wariishi

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Abstract

The complete amino acid sequences of [2Fe-2S] ferredoxin from Atropa belladonna and Hyoscyamus niger have been determined by automated Edman degradation of the entire S-carboxymethylcysteinyl proteins and of the peptides obtained by enzymatic digestion. These two ferredoxins exhibited 1-8 differences in their amino acid sequences compared to those of other tropane-alkaloid- containing plants (Scopolia japonica, Datura stramonium, D. metel, and D. arborea), and only 1 or 4 differences compared to S. japonica and D. arborea. In contrast, 9-23 differences were observed among the other solanaceous ferredoxins. This suggests that tropane-alkaloid-containing plants are closely related taxonomically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1535-1538
Number of pages4
JournalBiological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Volume28
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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