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 (ăn′tē-kō′dŏn, ăn′tī-)
A sequence of three adjacent nucleotides in transfer RNA that binds to a corresponding codon in messenger RNA and designates a specific amino acid during protein synthesis.


a three-base unit of genetic code contained in transfer RNA that corresponds to a codon region on messenger RNA, involved in genetic translation


(ˌæn tiˈkoʊ dɒn, ˌæn taɪ-)

a set of three nucleotide bases at the loop end of tRNA that forms base pairs with the codon of messenger RNA.
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In addition, the lack of chemical modification, such as taurine modification in the anticodon loop of mitochondrial tRNAs, has been reported for mitochondrial diseases (5,6).
The E Site is the exit site for the tRNA anticodon once it deposits its amino acid from the cytoplasm onto the growing polypeptide chain.
Crick gave flexible rules for pairing the third base of the codon with the first base of the anticodon, to the extent that a single tRNA type would be able to recognize up to three codons.
In brief, several amino acids directly bind RNA sequences corresponding to their anticodon or codon.
Rodriguez performed many laborious experiments in which she removed portions of the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase that interact with the anticodon stem of the transfer RNA, far from the part of the enzyme that binds the amino acid.