transfer RNA (tRNA)
A single-stranded @R05386@ molecule containing about 70-90 @N04255@, folded by intrastrand @B00607@ into a characteristic secondary ('cloverleaf') structure that carries a specific amino acid and matches it to its corresponding @C01123@ on an @M03857@ during protein synthesis.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 167 [Terms] [Paper]