Engineers create bacteria that can synthesize an unnatural amino acid

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 18:22 in Biology & Nature

University of Delaware researchers in the lab of Aditya Kunjapur, assistant professor in the College of Engineering's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, have engineered bacteria to synthesize an amino acid that contains a rare functional group that others have shown to have implications in the regulation of our immune system. The researchers also taught a single bacterial strain to create the amino acid and place it at specific sites within target proteins.

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