Proteolytic digestion in the elucidation of the structure of low density lipoprotein.


The apoprotein (apoB) of low density lipoprotein (LDL) is reported to be a large polypeptide, and it is proposed that there are two similar-sized subunit proteins in LDL (Smith, Dawson, and Tanford. 1972. J. Biol. Chem. 247: 3376-3381.). When apoB is isolated under conditions that minimize artifactual proteolysis, only a single, large molecular weight… (More)