amino acid activating enzyme -->
aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
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<enzyme>

<cell biology> Enzymes catalyzing the formation of a specific aminoacyl-tRNA from an amino acid and adenosine 5'-triphosphate with the concomitant formation of adenosine 5'-monophosphate and pyrophosphate.

Synonyms: amino acid activating enzyme, aminoacyl-tRNA ligases.

(05 Mar 2000)