A genetically encoded aldehyde for rapid protein labelling. Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a mutant pyrrolysyl-tRNA synthetase-tRNA(Pyl)(CUA) pair, 3-formyl-phenylalanine is genetically incorporated into proteins at amber mutation sites in Escherichia coli. This non-canonical amino acid readily reacts with hydroxylamine dyes, leading to rapid and site-selective protein labelling.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Tuley, A., Lee, Y., Wu, B. o., Wang, Z. U., & Liu, W. R.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Tuley, Alfred||Lee, Yan-Jiun||Wu, Bo||Wang, Zhiyong U||Liu, Wenshe R

publication date

  • July 2014