Merck
All Photos(1)

R4752

Sigma-Aldrich

Ribonucleic acid, transfer from bovine liver

Type XI, lyophilized powder

Synonym(s):
Transfer RNA, tRNA
CAS Number:
MDL number:

type

Type XI

Quality Level

form

lyophilized powder

storage temp.

−20°C

Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

General description

Transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) is a non-coding RNA. It is approximately 70-100 base pair long. It has a cloverleaf shaped secondary structure. It has three or four arms and a stem structure. It has minor bases like pseudouridine, dihydrouridine and methylated bases in its structure. It has a binding site for triplet nucleotide sequence and for amino acids.

Application

Ribonucleic acid, transfer from bovine liver has been used:
  • to analyze the efficiency of thioflavin T (ThT) as a fluorophore
  • to test its ability to inhibit the growth of endothelial cells
  • as a component in translation mixture
  • as a non-specific competitor RNA for protein purification studies using poly(A) tailed RNA affinity column

Ribonucleic acid, transfer from bovine liver may be used as a starting material for the purification of specific amino acyl-tRNA species by methods such as liquid column chromatography or high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Packaging

50, 100 units in serum bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Transfer ribonucleic acid (tRNA) plays a major role in translation, a key step in protein synthesis. It decodes mRNA into protein. There are about 40-60 different tRNAs in a eukaryotic cell and fewer in bacteria. This depends on the degeneracy of the amino acid code. Each amino acid has a specific tRNA. tRNAs are charged with specific amino acid and carries them to the site of protein synthesis. It binds to the ribosome and directs the amino acid to the growing polypeptide chain. It also functions as a regulator of various biological processes. Mutations associated with tRNA is implicated in human diseases.

Unit Definition

One unit will yield an A260 of 1.0 in 1.0 mL of water (1 cm light path).

Analysis Note

This product is evaluated for amino acceptor activity using aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase and L-arginine

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Enter Lot Number to search for Certificate of Analysis (COA).

Certificate of Origin

Enter Lot Number to search for Certificate of Origin (COO).

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service