aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase

noun

: any of a class of amino-acid-specific enzymes that catalyze an ATP-driven reaction producing an ester linkage between a carboxyl group of an amino acid and a hydroxyl group of its corresponding transfer RNA to form aminoacyl-tRNA during the early stage of protein synthesis

called also aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetase

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“Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aminoacyl-tRNA%20synthetase. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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