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Reevaluation of the D-Amino Acid Compatibility with the Elongation Event in Translation.
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PMID:  23301668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The compatibility of D-amino acids with peptide elongation during translation has been examined in several studies. However, some of the studies have reported that D-amino acids are incompatible with translation, whereas others have reported that D-amino acids are incorporated into polypeptides. Here, we have reevaluated the incorporation of a series of D-amino acids into the nascent chain of short peptides with a reprogrammed genetic code by using the flexible in vitro translation (FIT) system. The FIT system enables the compatibility of each D-amino acid with elongation to be assessed quantitatively in the absence of potential competitors. The incorporation efficiencies were determined by Tricine-SDS-PAGE and the full-length peptide was detected by MALDI-TOF-MS. The D-amino acids were categorized into three groups based on their incorporation efficiencies relative to the corresponding L-amino acid. The D-isomers in group I showed efficiencies of 40% or higher (Ala, Ser, Cys, Met, Thr, His, Phe, and Tyr), and those in group II showed efficiencies of 10-40% (Asn, Gln, Val, and Leu). The D-amino acids in group III produced truncated peptides or no detectable full-length peptides (Arg, Lys, Asp, Glu, Ile, Trp, and Pro). When group I D-amino acids were used consecutively or were alternated with L-amino acids, this completely inhibited their elongation. However, when two or three L-amino acids were inserted between the D-amino acids, the double-incorporation efficiency was restored. Our results quantitatively reveal the compatibility of D-amino acids with peptide elongation and raise new questions about the mechanism of D-amino acid selection and incorporation by the ribosome.
Tomoshige Fujino; Yuki Goto; Hiroaki Suga; Hiroshi Murakami
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Chemical Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5126     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Chem. Soc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7503056     Medline TA:  J Am Chem Soc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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