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mitochondrially encoded tRNA alanine
Symbol MT-TA
Alt. symbols MTTA
Entrez 4553
HUGO 7475
RefSeq NC_001807
Other data
Locus Chr. MT [1]

Mitochondrially encoded tRNA alanine also known as MT-TA is a transfer RNA, which in humans is encoded by the mitochondrial MT-TA gene.[1]

MT-TA is a small 69 nucleotide RNA (human mitochondrial map position 5587-5655) that transfers the amino acid alanine to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosome site of protein synthesis during translation.


  1. ^ Anderson S, Bankier AT, Barrell BG, de Bruijn MH, Coulson AR, Drouin J, Eperon IC, Nierlich DP, Roe BA, Sanger F, Schreier PH, Smith AJ, Staden R, Young IG (April 1981). "Sequence and organization of the human mitochondrial genome". Nature. 290 (5806): 457–65. doi:10.1038/290457a0. PMID 7219534.