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IOPC June 2024

Tina Boville, Aralez Bio CEO and co-founder, is an invited speaker at this year's event. Her talk is titled, "Expanding the Universe of Noncanonical Amino Acids with Biocatalysis." Contact info@aralezbio.com if you'd like her to send you a copy of the presentation.

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Aralez Bio in the News - April 3, 2024

Aralez Bio was just featured in CHEManager International issue 01/2024. Tina and David were interviewed by this DACH-focused Wiley publication that gives strategic news to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Q1 2024 Newsletter Just Released

Delve further into the world of noncanonical amino acids with Articles, Highlights, Events and Insights from the scientists and customers of Aralez Bio.

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Aralez Bio in the Community - Oct. 2023

The City of San Leandro featured our CEO Tina Boville & our Lead Protein Engineer Ella Watkins-Dulaney in their Made in San Leandro: Celebrating Women in Manufacturing series.

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Core Publications

Year: 2021

Abstract:

Here, we show that ketone-derived enolates can serve as nucleophiles in the TrpB reaction to achieve the asymmetric alkylation of ketones, an outstanding challenge in synthetic chemistry...

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2021---Watkins-Dulaney-et-al.---Asymmetric-Alkylation-of-Ketones-Catalyzed-by-Engineered-TrpB

 

Year: 2020

Abstract:

This review examines the long and storied career of TrpS from the perspective of its application in ncAA synthesis and biocatalytic cascades.

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2020---Watkins-Dulaney-et-al.-Tryptophan-Synthase--Biocatalyst-Extraordinaire

 

Year: 2020

Abstract:

Using a continuous directed evolution platform called OrthoRep, we rapidly evolve the Thermotoga maritima tryptophan synthase β-subunit (TmTrpB)... 

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2020---Rix-et-al.---Scalable-continuous-evolution-for-the-generation-of-diverse-enzyme-variants-encompassing-promiscuous-activities

 

Year: 2019

Abstract:

Using an engineered tryptophan synthase β-subunit (TrpB), stereochemically pure AzAla can be synthesized at scale starting from commercially available azulene and L-serine....

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2019--Watkins-et-al.--Direct-enzymatic-synthesis-of-a-deep-blue-fluorescent-noncanonical-amino-acid-from-azulene-and-serine--ChemBioChem

 

Year: 2019

Abstract:

Here we report the use of nitroalkanes as a structurally versatile class of nucleophilic substrates for C−C bond formation catalyzed by variants of the β-subunit of tryptophan synthase (TrpB)...

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2019---Romney-et-al.--Nitroalkanes

 

Year: 2019

Abstract:

Here we employ directed evolution to engineer TrpB to accept 3-substituted oxindoles and form C–C bonds leading to new quaternary stereocenters...

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2019---Dick-et-al.---Tailoring-Tryptophan-Synthase-TrpB-for-Selective-Quarternary-Carbond-Bond-Formation

 

Year: 2018

Abstract:

Here, we show that directed evolution caused a gradual change in the rate-limiting step of the catalytic cycle...

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2018---Buller-et-al.---Directed-evolution-mimics-allosteric-activation-by-stepwise-tuning-of-the-conformational-ensemble---Unknown

 

Year: 2018

Abstract:

Here, we describe the engineering of TrpB from Thermotoga maritima that improved synthesis of 4-CN-Trp from 24% to 78% yield...

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2018---Boville-et-al.--Improved-Synthesis-of-4-Cyanotryptophan-and-Other-Tryptophan-Analogues-in-Aqueous-Solvent-Using-Variants-of-TrpB-from-Thermotoga-maritima

 

Year: 2018

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Herein we report a stereoselective biocatalytic synthesis of beta-branched tryptophan analogues using PfTrpB7E6...

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2018---Boville-et-al.---Engineered-biosynthesis-of-β-alkyl-tryptophan-analogs---Angewandte-Chemie-International-Edition

 

Year: 2018

Abstract:

...we briefly outline different enzyme engineering strategies and then discuss examples where engineering has generated new ‘ncAA synthases’ for efficient, environmentally benign production...

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2018---Almhjell,-Boville,-Arnold---Engineering-enzymes-for-noncanonical-amino-acid-synthesis---Unknown

 

Year: 2017

Abstract:

We have applied directed evolution to TrpB from Pyrococcus furiosus and Thermotoga maritima to generate a suite of catalysts for the synthesis of previously intractable Trp analogues...

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2017---Romney-et-al.---Unlocking-Reactivity-of-TrpB-A-General-Biocatalytic-Platform-for-Synthesis-of-Tryptophan-Analogues---Journal-of-t

 

Year: 2016

Abstract:

We report that L-threonine may substitute for L-serine in the β substitution reaction of an engineered subunit of tryptophan synthase from Pyrococcus furiosus, yielding (2S,3S)-β-methyltryptophan (β=MeTrp) in a single step...

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2016---Herger-et-al.---Synthesis-of-β-Branched-Tryptophan-Analogues-Using-an-Engineered-Subunit-of-Tryptophan-Synthase---Journal-of-the

 

Year: 2015

Abstract: 

We used directed evolution to explore allosteric regulation as a source of latent catalytic potential using the β-subunit of tryptophan synthase from Pyrococcus furiosus (PfTrpB)...

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2015---Buller-et-al.---Directed-evolution-of-the-tryptophan-synthase-β-subunit-for-stand-alone-function-recapitulates-allosteric-activat

 

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