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Medical Term:

aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases


Definition: enzymes catalyzing the formation of a specific aminoacyl-tRNA from an amino acid and adenosine 5′-triphosphate with the concomitant formation of adenosine 5′-monophosphate and pyrophosphate.

Synonym(s): amino acid activating enzyme, aminoacyl-tRNA ligases

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