Selenocysteine: the 21st amino acid

@article{Bck1991SelenocysteineT2,
  title={Selenocysteine: the 21st amino acid},
  author={A. B{\"o}ck and K. Forchhammer and J. Heider and W. Leinfelder and G. Sawers and B. Veprek and F. Zinoni},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={5}
}
Great excitement was elicited in the field of selenium biochemistry in 1986 by the parallel discoveries that the genes encoding the selenoproteins glutathione peroxidase and bacterial formate dehydrogenase each contain an in‐frame TGA codon within their coding sequence. We now know that this codon directs the incorporation of selenium, in the form of selenocysteine, into these proteins. Working with the bacterial system has led to a rapid increase in our knowledge of selenocysteine biosynthesis… Expand
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