High homology is present in the primary structures between murine senile amyloid protein (ASSAM) and human apolipoprotein A-II.

The primary structure of a murine senile amyloid protein (ASSAM) was determined. The protein consists of a single polypeptide chain of 78 amino acid residues. The amino-terminus is blocked with pyrrolidone-carboxylic acid. The sequence differs from that of the known murine amyloid A protein and is highly homologous to human apolipoprotein (apo) A-II. The… CONTINUE READING