The primary sequence of human pancreatic colipase

Biochim Biophys Acta. 1984 Jan 18;784(1):75-80. doi: 10.1016/0167-4838(84)90175-4.


The amino acid sequence of an activated colipase purified from human pancreas was determined. The protein consists of a single polypeptide chain of 86 amino acids (human colipase86) and has a molecular weight of 9289. The sequence was determined by automated Edman degradation of the reduced and S-carboxymethylated protein and of two CNBr peptides. Sequence determination of porcine procolipase II was also performed, which showed that in the original sequence determination apparently two residues were missed. These residues were determined to be a leucine at position 37 and a serine in position 50. For comparison with porcine and equine procolipases, the residues composing human colipase are numbered from 6 to 91. No human procolipase has been isolated so far. The colipases from man, pig, horse and chicken show a high degree of homology: human colipase differs from the other proteins by substitutions of 19 (porcine), 24 (equine A) and 21 (equine B) residues, respectively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry
  • Chickens
  • Colipases / analysis*
  • Cyanogen Bromide
  • Horses
  • Humans
  • Pancreas / analysis*
  • Proteins / analysis*
  • Species Specificity
  • Swine


  • Colipases
  • Proteins
  • Cyanogen Bromide