transfer RNA (tRNA)
A single-stranded @[email protected] molecule containing about 70-90 @[email protected], folded by intrastrand @[email protected] into a characteristic secondary ('cloverleaf') structure that carries a specific amino acid and matches it to its corresponding @[email protected] on an @[email protected] during protein synthesis.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 167 [Terms] [Paper]