Title

Protein Synthesis: Twenty Three Amino Acids and Counting

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-15-2001

Abstract

The genetic code can be interpreted during translation as 21 amino acids and three termination signals. Recent advances at the interface of chemistry and molecular biology are extending the genetic code to allow assignment of new amino acids to existing codons, providing new functional groups for protein synthesis.

Comments

This article was originally published in Current Biology, volume 11, in 2001. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00344-x

Copyright

Elsevier

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