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Special Issue "Functions of Transfer RNAs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
Transfer RNA (tRNA) has played a key role in the field of molecular biology since its critical role in translating the genetic code started to emerge over 50 years ago. More recently, renewed interest in tRNA biology has come from all manor of fields including high resolution structure/function studies of the ribosome, the role of genetic recoding in synthetic biology, and a broad scope of medical advances from antibiotic resistance to cancer biology. These wide-ranging interests will all be represented at the 25th tRNA workshop that will be held in Greece in September 2014. This will mark the 50th anniversary of the tRNA meeting, and to coincide with this momentous event, we will assemble a series of review and research articles on the many Functions of tRNAs. The articles in this special issue of IJMS will cover a broad range of topics from tRNA synthesis and maturation, to the evolution of the genetic code, translation and human disease, providing an ideal resource for those interested in learning more about the latest developments in tRNA biology.
Prof. Dr. Michael Ibba
Prof. Dr. Constantinos Stathopoulos
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- transfer RNA
- the genetic code
- aminoacyl-tRNA synthesis
- protein synthesis
- tRNA-dependent biosynthesis
- tRNA-dependent regulation