Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

A comparison between conformations of native and methylamine modified human plasma low density lipoproteins (hydrated density 1.032-1.043 g/ml) has been presented. Near UV circular dichroism and difference absorption spectra of modified low density lipoprotein have suggested substantial differences in the local environments of several aromatic amino acid side chains. Relatively lower ellipticity at 222 nm of modified lipoprotein indicated alterations in the secondary structures of its protein moiety. Nucleophilic reaction of methylamine did not cause the peptide bond scission but it brought conformational transition such that some of the buried hydrophobic domains of the protein moiety got exposed to the aqueous environment.


Journal article


Indian J Biochem Biophys

Publication Date





65 - 69


Apolipoproteins B, Esters, Humans, Lipoproteins, LDL, Male, Methylamines, Protein Conformation, Sulfhydryl Compounds