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Modification of spectrophotometric method of determination of protein carbonyl groups

O. V. Zaytseva, S. G. Shandrenko

Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
e-mail: Olgga__89@mail.ru

Basing on detailed study of optical absorption spectra of protein-hydrazones a modification of the spectrophotometric method determination of the protein carbonyl groups has been proposed. For the hydrazone adduct determination we proposed to measure the optical absorption at three wavelengths (320, 370 and 420 nm) instead of only one (at 370 nm). Two additional wavelengths are used for the linear approximation of the background optical spectrum. This modification improves the specificity and reduces the error when determining the content of CO groups in proteins.