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Transfer RNA

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Biochemistry 2280A
Eric Ball

tRNAIt Brings the amino acid to the growing polypeptide chain Similar strucutre for all trnasThe guy that moves the amino acids around They share lots of functional similaritiesAbout 80 bases in length 2d cloverleaf structure due to internal base pairing of the RNA single stranded internally base pair stems and loops structure4 stems and 3 loops A clover leafthey always have complex secondary structuresrna is known for internal base pairingThey also have nonconventional basesits not one of the regular ones greek lettertRNA usually have at least 1 of these not that difficult from a regular base These are modified bases happens after the tRNA is madenot transcribed as an alternate baseenzyme that catalyzes the conversion of uridine to pseudouidine2 key single stranede reigions in rna which play crucial role in functino 13 acceptor sitewe have 3 end and thats whats attached to amino acid 3 amino acid receptrosite is attached to amino acid all tRNA have the CCAadded on after
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