Amino Acid Sequencing of Neuropeptides

  • Ka Wan Li
  • Wijnand P. M. Geraerts
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 73)


The determination of the primary structure of peptides to-date has usually been carried out by automated amino acid sequencing involving Edman chemistry. This sensitive method is reliable, easy to perform, and the interpretation of the results is straightforward. However, other techniques such as mass spectrometry and enzymatic degradation are needed to confirm the sequence and/or to detect the posttranslational modifications. In this chapter, we will focus on the Edman degradation method, and describe the complementary methods as judged appropriate.


High Performance Liquid Chromatography Reaction Chamber Glass Fiber Filter Edman Degradation Amino Acid Sequencing Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ka Wan Li
    • 1
  • Wijnand P. M. Geraerts
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculteit der BiologieVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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