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3-Aminotyrosine | CAS No. 23279-22-3 | Unnatural Amino Acids
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Description: Unnatural amino acid for inducing red shift in fluorescent proteins and fluorescent protein-based biosensors

Chemical Name: 3-Amino-L-tyrosine dihydrochloride

Purity: ≥98%

Product Details

Biological Activity

3-Aminotyrosine is an unnatural amino acid that induces red shift when incorporated into fluorescent proteins and fluorescent protein-based biosensors. Causes spontaneous and efficient red shift of GFP in HEK293T cells, shifting excitation and emission maxima by 56 and 95 nm respectively. Induces red shift in a range of fluorescent proteins containing tyrosine-derived chromophores, including teal fluorescent mTFP1, yellow fluorescent Citrine, and circularly permuted YFP and GFP. Also induces red-shift in fluorescent protein-based biosensors, including iGluSnFR (a glutamate sensor), iGABASnFR (a GABA sensor), dLight1.2 (a dopamine sensor) and iATPSnFR1.1 (an ATP sensor).

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in water and to 100 mM in DMSO
Store at -20°C

The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
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Background References

  1. A general strategy to red-shift green fluorescent protein-based biosensors.
    Zhang & Ai
    Nat.Chem.Biol., 2020;16:1434

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