The primary structure of the hemoglobins of the adult jaguar (Panthera onco, Carnivora)

Biol Chem Hoppe Seyler. 1987 Oct;368(10):1385-90. doi: 10.1515/bchm3.1987.368.2.1385.


The primary structure of the hemoglobins from Jaguar (Panthera onco) are presented. Electrophoretic separations without and with a dissociating agent revealed the presence of two hemoglobin components, alpha 2 beta I2 and alpha 2 beta II2. The separation of the hemoglobin components was achieved by ion-exchange chromatography. The globin chains were separated by ion-exchange chromatography and also by reversed phase HPLC. The amino-acid sequences of the native chains and peptides were determined by liquid-phase and gas-phase sequencing. N-Acetylserine was detected by FAB-mass spectroscopy as N-terminal group of the beta I chain. The sequences are compared with that of human hemoglobin (Hb A).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Carnivora / blood*
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Chromatography, Ion Exchange
  • Hemoglobins / analysis*
  • Oxidation-Reduction


  • Hemoglobins