Transfer RNA nucleotidyltransferase repairs all transfer RNAs randomly

Murray P Deutscher, Jeffrey A. Evans

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Total Escherichia coli transfer RNA was converted to tRNA-C-C by periodate oxidation and partially repaired with either E. coli or rabbit liver tRNA nucleotidyltransferase. Aminoacylation of the partially repaired molecules indicated that individual tRNA species were each repaired to the same extent as the total population of molecules. These results support a non-specific, scavenger role for tRNA nucleotidyltransferase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-597
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Biology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 5 1977
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology

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