Reaction: Endonucleolytic cleavage of pre-tRNA, producing 5'-hydroxy and 2',3'-cyclic phosphate termini, and specifically removing the intron
Other name(s): transfer ribonucleate intron endoribonuclease; tRNA splicing endonuclease; splicing endonuclease; tRNATRPintron endonuclease; transfer splicing endonuclease
Comments: The enzyme catalyses the final stage in the maturation of tRNA molecules.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG, Metacyc, PDB, CAS registry number: 117444-13-0
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