Ascidian mitochondrial tRNA(Met) possessing unique structural characteristics

Akiko Kondow, Shin Ichi Yokobori, Takuya Ueda, Kimitsuna Watanabe

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Methionine tRNA was purified from muscle mitochondria of the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi and its RNA sequence was determined. Analysis of the nucleotide sequence revealed that unlike most metazoan mitochondrial tRNAs(Met), which have a highly conserved cytidine (C) or C-derivative at the wobble position, the H. roretzi mitochondrial tRNA(Met) possesses 5- carboxymethylaminomethyluridine (cmnm5U) at the first position of the anticodon. This is the first report of a single mitochondrial tRNA(Met) species having uridine (U) or a U-derivative at the wobble position.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)531-539
ページ数9
ジャーナルNucleosides and Nucleotides
17
1-3
出版ステータスPublished - 08-04-1998
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

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