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Translation of Diverse Aramid- and 1,3-Dicarbonyl-peptides by Wild Type Ribosomes in Vitro.

  • Author(s): Ad, Omer
  • Hoffman, Kyle S
  • Cairns, Andrew G
  • Featherston, Aaron L
  • Miller, Scott J
  • Söll, Dieter
  • Schepartz, Alanna
  • et al.
Abstract

Here, we report that wild type Escherichia coli ribosomes accept and elongate precharged initiator tRNAs acylated with multiple benzoic acids, including aramid precursors, as well as malonyl (1,3-dicarbonyl) substrates to generate a diverse set of aramid-peptide and polyketide-peptide hybrid molecules. This work expands the scope of ribozyme- and ribosome-catalyzed chemical transformations, provides a starting point for in vivo translation engineering efforts, and offers an alternative strategy for the biosynthesis of polyketide-peptide natural products.

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