Structure and function of tryptophan tRNA from wheat germ Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The coding properties of tRNATrp from yeast and wheat germ were studied. Unlike E. coli tRNATrp or mitochondrial tRNATrp, eukaryotic tRNATrp did not recognize the UGA codon in vitro. The sequence of wheat germ tRNATrp as determined by [32P] post-labelling techniques is: [sequence in text] The interesting features are: (i) Presence of a C11:G24 base pair in contrast to the U11:G24 in E. coli Su- tRNATrp. (ii) The anticodon sequence is -CmCA- compared to -CCA- in E. coli tRNATrp. (iii) Lack of a hypermodified base i6A adjacent to the 3'-end of the anticodon. (iv) Presence of -T psi CG- sequence instead of -psi psi CG- sequence present in mammalian tRNATrp.

publication date

  • 1984