Microsequencing of bovine cerebrospinal fluid apolipoproteins: identification of bovine apolipoprotein E. Academic Article uri icon


  • In studies of bovine plasma lipoproteins, apolipoprotein E (apoE) was not found associated with alpha-lipoproteins isolated over a broad range of densities. However, studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) lipoproteins from other mammals have shown that apoE is a major apolipoprotein associated with high density lipoprotein, a fact that prompted us to determine if this were also the case in bovine CSF. CSF samples were obtained from animals with a surgically implanted catheter. Most analyzed samples were obtained from cows at various stages of the postpartum period; however, a few samples also were obtained at term or during pregnancy. Analyses of isolated ultracentrifugal fractions by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed the presence of two apo, with the expected molecular weights for apoE and apoA-I. By using both matrix-assisted laser desorption mass spectrometry and microsequencing techniques, we demonstrated that these apo are indeed apoE and apoA-I.

published proceedings

  • Lipids

author list (cited authors)

  • Puppione, D. L., Fischer, W. H., Park, M., Gazal, O. S., & Williams, G. L.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Puppione, DL||Fischer, WH||Park, M||Gazal, OS||Williams, GL

publication date

  • August 1998


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