Albumin Roma is an electrophoretically slow moving genetic variant of human serum albumin found in 22 unrelated families. The protein was isolated from the serum of a healthy, heterozygous subject. Analysis of CNBr fragments by isoelectric focusing allowed us to localize the mutation to fragment CNBr IV (residues 299-329). This fragment was isolated on a preparative scale by RP-HPLC and subjected to tryptic digestion. Sequential analysis of two abnormal tryptic peptides, purified by RP-HPLC, revealed that the variant arises from the substitution of glutamic acid 321 by lysine. This amino acid replacement, probably resulting from a point mutation in the structural gene, causes a change in the net charge of +2 units which is in keeping with the decreased electrophoretic mobility of the native protein.

The amino acid substitution in albumin Roma: 321 Glu----Lys.

GALLIANO, MONICA;MINCHIOTTI, LORENZO;IADAROLA, PAOLO;
1988

Abstract

Albumin Roma is an electrophoretically slow moving genetic variant of human serum albumin found in 22 unrelated families. The protein was isolated from the serum of a healthy, heterozygous subject. Analysis of CNBr fragments by isoelectric focusing allowed us to localize the mutation to fragment CNBr IV (residues 299-329). This fragment was isolated on a preparative scale by RP-HPLC and subjected to tryptic digestion. Sequential analysis of two abnormal tryptic peptides, purified by RP-HPLC, revealed that the variant arises from the substitution of glutamic acid 321 by lysine. This amino acid replacement, probably resulting from a point mutation in the structural gene, causes a change in the net charge of +2 units which is in keeping with the decreased electrophoretic mobility of the native protein.
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