Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Analysis of Protein Secondary Structures Found in Egusi
American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2017, Pages: 1-4
Received: Jul. 28, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 4, 2015; Published: Apr. 1, 2017
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Authors
Yekeen A. Fasasi, The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Saki (TOPS), Nigeria
Nikhil Mirjankar, Oklahoma State University, Department of Chemistry, OK, Stillwater, USA
Ayuba Fasasi, Oklahoma State University, Department of Chemistry, OK, Stillwater, USA
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Abstract
FTIR spectroscopy was used to analyze secondary structural composition of protein in egusi. Spectral deconvolution using mathematical techniques such as fourier self deconvolution and second derivative was used to provide meaningful information about the molecular structure of proteins in egusi. The use of second derivative to deconvolute the structure of the amide band in the spectral region 1725 cm-1 to 1580 cm-1 revealed some features indicating valleys that can be associated to the secondary structure of amide I band.
Keywords
Egusi, Nigeria, FTIR, Protein, Derivative, Deconvolution, Fourier
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Yekeen A. Fasasi, Nikhil Mirjankar, Ayuba Fasasi, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Analysis of Protein Secondary Structures Found in Egusi, American Journal of Applied and Industrial Chemistry. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaic.20170101.11
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