Activated amino acid

Activated amino acid --> aminoacyl adenylate

The product formed by the condensation of the acyl radical of an amino acid and adenosine 5'-monophosphate (originally in the form of adenosine 5'-triphosphate, with elimination of a pyrophosphoric group). Formed in the first step of protein biosynthesis.

Synonym: activated amino acid.


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