I'm trying to calculate the isoelectric point of a protein. I understand that you need to substitute variations of pH until you find a pI that is close to zero. What I need is a detailed example of the process for a simple protein (say 4 amino acids, preferably charged). It would be helpful if you could also provide a similar protein and answer only so I can check my understanding. It would also be helpful if you could declare any constants (i.e. pH=5) in advance of both problems. Thanks very much.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 10:33 am ad1c9bdddf
This solution is provided in 488 words in an attached .doc file. It defines an isoelectric point and describes how charge in the acid is used to calculate pI.