Esterification of Eschericia coli tRNAs with D-histidine and D-lysine by aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases

Toshimitsu Takayama, Tetsuhiro Ogawa, Makoto Hidaka, Yoshihiro Shimizu, Takuya Ueda, Haruhiko Masaki

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Abstract

It is generally believed that only L-amino acids are acceptable in protein synthesis, though some D-amino acids, including D-tyrosine, D-aspartate, and D-tryptophan are known to be bound enzymatically to tRNAs. In this report, we newly show that D-histidine and D-lysine are also able to be the substrates of respective Escherichia coli aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1040-1041
Number of pages2
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase
  • D-amino acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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