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RNA, Transfer

The small RNA molecules, 73-80 nucleotides long, that function during translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC) to align AMINO ACIDS at the RIBOSOMES in a sequence determined by the mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). There are about 30 different transfer RNAs. Each recognizes a specific CODON set on the mRNA through its own ANTICODON and as aminoacyl tRNAs (RNA, TRANSFER, AMINO ACYL), each carries a specific amino acid to the ribosome to add to the elongating peptide chains.

Year introduced: 1972

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Tree Number(s): D13.444.735.757

MeSH Unique ID: D012343

Registry Number: 9014-25-9

Entry Terms:

  • tRNA
  • Transfer RNA
  • RNA, Transfer, Suppressor
  • Transfer RNA, Suppressor
  • RNA, Suppressor Transfer
  • Suppressor Transfer RNA

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