1921
Volume 67, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

In this work, we report the partial sequence of a 51 kDa protein of Entamoeba histolytica that is highly immunogenic in humans. Partial sequencing of the N-terminal end showed that 18 of the first 20 amino acid residues of the protein were identified uniquely, indicating that the final product was a homogeneous protein preparation. The N-terminal sequence that was found was: KVYFEETFENGWKXIWSKW. Comparing the 19-amino acid sequence of the protein in automated databases shows significant similarity with amino acid sequences of the calreticulin-like protein of spinach leaves (77%) and of the calreticulin precursor of Dictyostelium discoideum (60%).

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