"Presence and coding properties of 2'-O-methyl-5-carbamoylmethyluridine (ncm5Um) in the wobble position of the anticodon of tRNA(Leu) (U*AA) from brewer's yeast."

Glasser AL, el Adlouni C, Keith G, Sochacka E, Malkiewicz A, Santos M, Tuite MF, Desgres J...

Published 1992-12-21 in FEBS Lett volume 314 .

Pubmed ID: 1468572
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The unknown modified nucleoside U* has been isolated by enzymatic and HPLC protocols from tRNA(Leu) (U*AA) recently discovered in brewer's yeast. The pure U* nucleoside has been characterized by electron impact mass spectroscopy, and comparison of its chromatographic and UV-absorption properties with those of appropriate synthetic compounds. The structure of U* was established as 2'-O-methyl-5-carbamoylmethyluridine (ncm5Um). The yeast tRNA(Leu) (U*AA) is the only tRNA so far sequenced which has been shown to contain ncm5Um. The location of such a modified uridine at the first position of the anticodon restricts the decoding property to A of the leucine UUA codon.

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