Guangsen Fu

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Recent studies suggested an essential role for seryl-tRNA synthetase (SerRS) in vascular development. This role is specific to SerRS among all tRNA synthetases and is independent of its well-known aminoacylation function in protein synthesis. A unique nucleus-directing domain, added at the invertebrate-to-vertebrate transition, confers this novel(More)
Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases, essential components of the cytoplasmic translation apparatus, also have nuclear functions that continue to be elucidated. However, little is known about how the distribution between cytoplasmic and nuclear compartments is controlled. Using a combination of methods, here we showed that human tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (TyrRS)(More)
Tyrosine phosphorylation is a common protein post-translational modification that plays a critical role in signal transduction and the regulation of many cellular processes. Using a propeptide strategy to increase cellular uptake of O-phosphotyrosine (pTyr) and its nonhydrolyzable analog 4-phosphomethyl-L-phenylalanine (Pmp), we identified an orthogonal(More)
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