Medical Dictionary

aminoacyl–tRNA synthetase

noun

Medical Definition of aminoacyl–tRNA synthetase

  1. :  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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up aminoacyl–tRNA synthetase? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!