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Expanding the eukaryotic genetic code

United States Patent

December 1, 2009
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This invention provides compositions and methods for producing translational components that expand the number of genetically encoded amino acids in eukaryotic cells. The components include orthogonal tRNAs, orthogonal aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, orthogonal pairs of tRNAs/synthetases and unnatural amino acids. Proteins and methods of producing proteins with unnatural amino acids in eukaryotic cells are also provided.
Chin; Jason W. (Cambridge, GB), Cropp; T. Ashton (Bethesda, MD), Anderson; J. Christopher (San Francisco, CA), Schultz; Peter G. (La Jolla, CA)
The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)
11/ 710,655
February 22, 2007
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Grant No. GM 62159 from the National Institutes of Health and support under Grant DE-FG0300ER45812 from the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to this invention.