Qualitative determination of N-terminal amino acids of peptides and proteins with cobalt(3) chelates.


1. A method of N-terminal peptide-bond hydrolysis with the cis-beta-hydroxyaquo(triethylenetetramine)cobalt(III) ion, i.e. beta-[Co(trien)(OH)(OH(2))](2+), is reported. The method has been demonstrated with 22 small peptides and ten proteins. 2. The procedure is rapid (an N-terminal amino acid determination can be made easily in one day), it involves no… (More)