Structural identification and proteolytic effects of the hatching enzyme from starfish Asterias amurensis.

Abstract

Hatching enzyme (HE) is secreted from the blastula stage during fertilization and can cleave the egg membrane. The structural identification and proteolytic effects on the collagen and fibrinogen were investigated in this study. Approximate 20 kDa of Asn-linked oligosaccharides were attached to the HE. Five peptide fragments of the starfish HE were… (More)

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@article{Li2014StructuralIA, title={Structural identification and proteolytic effects of the hatching enzyme from starfish Asterias amurensis.}, author={Zhi Jiang Li and Sang Moo Kim}, journal={Protein and peptide letters}, year={2014}, volume={21 7}, pages={631-8} }