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tryptophanyl +‎ -ation

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tryptophanylation (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The reaction of a substance with tryptophan or one of its derivatives; the introduction of one or more tryptophanyl groups into a substance
    • 2016 February 5, “The Enzymatic Paradox of Yeast Arginyl-tRNA Synthetase: Exclusive Arginine Transfer Controlled by a Flexible Mechanism of tRNA Recognition”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0148460:
      Trp and Thr determinants transplanted in tR4 are not sufficient to support tryptophanylation and threonylation respectively, suggesting the presence of conflicting signals on the tR4 scaffold for the recognition by TrpRS and ThrRS. Interestingly, aspartate determinants grafted on the same scaffold support aspartylation in vitro.