Import of Nuclear Encoded tRNA into Mitochondria

  • Audra E. Yermovsky-Kammerer
  • Stephen L. Hajduk


The assembly of functional, biosynthetically active, mitochondria requires RNAs and proteins encoded by the mitochondrial genome. Typically, mitochondrial transcripts include ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs), transfer RNAs (tRNAs) and messenger RNAs (mRNAs). These transcripts are indispensable in the formation of mitochondrial ribosomes, in mitochondrial protein synthesis and the formation of inner mitochondrial membrane complexes involved in electron transport and ATP synthesis.


Mitochondrial Genome tRNA Gene Trypanosoma Brucei Yeast Mitochondrion Mitochondrial Protein Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Audra E. Yermovsky-Kammerer
    • 1
  • Stephen L. Hajduk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular GeneticsUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Schools of Medicine and DentistryBirminghamUK

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