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Ohtsuki, Takashi Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University
Kanzaki, Shigeto Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University
Nishimura, Sae Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University
Kunihiro, Yoshio Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University
Sisido, Masahiko Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University
Watanabe, Kazunori Department of Biomedical Engineering, Okayama University ORCID Kakenhi
Abstract
The possibility of spatiotemporally photocontrolling translation holds considerable promise for studies on the biological roles of local translation in cells and tissues. Here we report caged aminoacyl-tRNAs (aa-tRNAs) synthesized using a (7-diethylaminocoumarin-4-yl)methoxycarbonyl (DEACM)-cage compound. DEACM-caged aa-tRNA does not spontaneously deacylate for at least 4 h in neutral aqueous solution, and does not bind to the elongation factor Tu. On irradiation at ∼405 nm at 125 mW cm(-2), DEACM-aa-tRNA is converted into active aa-tRNA with a half-life of 19 s. Notably, this rapid uncaging induced by visible light does not impair the translation system. Translation is photoinduced when DEACM-aa-tRNA carrying a CCCG or a CUA anticodon is uncaged in the presence of mRNAs harbouring a CGGG four-base codon or a UAG amber codon, respectively. Protein synthesis is phototriggered in several model systems, including an in vitro translation system, an agarose gel, in liposomes and in mammalian cells.
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Published Date
2016-08
Publication Title
Nature Communications
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volume7
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Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature
Start Page
12501
End Page
12501
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2041-1723
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AA12645905
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Journal Article
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http://www.nature.com/ncomms/
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英語
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© The Author(s) 2016
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