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Selective incorporation of 5-hydroxytryptophan into proteins in mammalian cells

United States Patent

August 14, 2012
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This invention provides methods and compositions for incorporation of an unnatural amino acid into a peptide using an orthogonal aminoacyl tRNA synthetase/tRNA pair. In particular, an orthogonal pair is provided to incorporate 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan in a position encoded by an opal mutation.
Zhang; Zhiwen (San Diego, CA), Alfonta; Lital (San Diego, CA), Schultz; Peter (La Jolla, CA)
The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)
12/ 798,979
April 14, 2010
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FG03-00ER45812 awarded by the Department of Energy, and Contract No. NIH GM66494 awarded by the National Institutes of Health. Therefore, the United States government has certain rights to this invention.