amino acid

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By reprogramming one word (pink), scientists can trick the ribosome into inserting an artificial amino acid into the chain.
After the researchers inserted the genes for the tRNAs and the enzymes into cultured mouse-nerve cells, the cells made proteins that incorporated the artificial amino acids.
In an ongoing effort to push the limits of genetic engineering, researchers have created a bacterium that can incorporate artificial amino acids into its proteins and do so by breaking a fundamental rule of molecular biology.
An "expanded genetic code" created by the scientists overrides the genetic code of the cells and instructing them to use the artificial amino acids in the construction of proteins.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, already have developed laboratory methods for incorporating artificial amino acids into proteins.