Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Measuring the tRNA world by mim-tRNAseq

Behrens, Andrew; Rodschinka, Geraldine; Nedialkova, Danny
Forschungsgruppe Mechanismen der Proteinbiogenese
Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) specifically deliver amino acids to ribosomes during the translation of messenger RNA (mRNA) into proteins. The abundance of tRNAs therefore has a profound impact on cells. However, determining the amount of each tRNA species in cells was limited because of technical challenges. We overcame these limitations thanks to mim-tRNAseq, a method that can be used to quantify tRNAs in any organism and will help improve our understanding of tRNA regulation in health and disease.

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