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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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The primary features of the sheep mitogenome, including gene structure, gene arrangement, initiation codon, termination codon, and anticodon, were described and compared among the 3 types of sheep.
This is relevant because, according to the wobble hypothesis', there are some deviations possible from the standard complementary nature of nucleobases for the last nucleotide in the mRNA codon and the first nucleotide of the tRNA anticodon.
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The codons in mRNA are recognized by tRNA molecules which contain a 3-base sequence complementary to a codon and called an anticodon.
OK, but we also know that translation requires not only the ribozyme, but also the set of encoded protein enzymes that each properly load the appropriate transfer RNA with the "right" amino acid to that tRNA such that via its anticodon site it then binds to the "right" nucleotide triplet codon for the "right" amino acid for that position in the forming protein.
Post-transcriptional modification of the anticodon domain in tRNA is a major factor in controlling gene expression which enables bacteria to survive in many different environments [2].
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).
Separately, a 3-chlorotyrosinecharged tRNA containing a CUs anticodon, was prepared by a combination of chemical synthesis and enzymatic ligation, followed by aminoacylation of 3-chlorotyrosine using an aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase (Fig.
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.
Each codon binds a set of three nucleotides into an anticodon which is called tRNA molecule (transfer RNA).
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.