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Substance Name: RNA, Transfer
RN: 9014-25-9


  • The small RNA molecules, 73-80 nucleotides long, that function during translation (TRANSLATION, GENETIC) to align AMINO ACIDS at the RIBOSOMES in a sequence determined by the mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). There are about 30 different transfer RNAs. Each recognizes a specific CODON set on the mRNA through its own ANTICODON and as aminoacyl tRNAs (RNA, TRANSFER, AMINO ACYL), each carries a specific amino acid to the ribosome to add to the elongating peptide chains.

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • RNA, Transfer

MeSH Heading

  • RNA, Transfer


  • RNA, Transfer
  • Suppressor transfer RNA
  • Transfer RNA
  • tRNA

Systematic Name

  • Ribonucleic acids, transfer

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9014-25-9

System Generated Number

  • 0009014259