Anticodon-binding domain of class Ia aminoacyl tRNA synthetases and similar domains
This domain is found in a variety of class Ia aminoacyl tRNA synthetases, C-terminal to the catalytic core domain. It recognizes and specifically binds to the anticodon of the tRNA. Aminoacyl tRNA synthetases catalyze the transfer of cognate amino acids to the 3'-end of their tRNAs by specifically recognizing cognate from non-cognate amino acids. Members include valyl-, leucyl-, isoleucyl-, cysteinyl-, arginyl-, and methionyl-tRNA synthethases. This superfamily also includes a domain from MshC, an enzyme in the mycothiol biosynthetic pathway.