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acceptor RNA

Definition of the noun acceptor rna

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  1. RNA molecules present in the cell (in at least 20 varieties, each variety capable of combining with a specific amino acid) that attach the correct amino acid to the protein chain that is being synthesized at the ribosome of the cell (according to directions coded in the mRNA)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of acceptor RNA: soluble RNA / transfer RNA / tRNA
    • more generic terms: ribonucleic acid / RNA = a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acceptor RNA Outdated term for transfer RNA (tRNA). Acceptor Site See A-site. Acceptor-Splicing Site The segment ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Günter Kahl

Amino acid acceptor RNA in amino acid metabolism (e.g. homocysteine, homoserine, citrulline and ornithine), neurotransmitters (e.g. g-aminobutyric acid, GABA), and some as constituents of bacterial cell walls some as (e.g. especially ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

Also called “soluble RNA” or “acceptor RNA.” It occurs free in the cytoplasmic fluid and transfers the activated amino acid to a specific site on the ribosomal RNA template, resulting in an alignment of amino acids in a particular sequence to ...

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