mitochondrially encoded tRNA tryptophan
Symbol MT-TW
Alt. symbols MTTW
Entrez HUGO RefSeq Locus [1]

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

MT-TW is a small 68 nucleotide RNA (human mitochondrial map position 5512-5579) that transfers the amino acid tryptophan to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosome site of protein synthesis during translation.


External links

  • GeneReviews/NCBI/NIH/UW entry on Mitochondrial DNA-Associated Leigh Syndrome and NARP