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Descriptor English: Codon
Descriptor Spanish: Codón
Descriptor Portuguese: Códon
Descriptor French: Codon
Entry term(s): Codon, Sense
Codons
Codons, Sense
Sense Codon
Sense Codons
Tree number(s): D13.444.735.544.355
G05.360.335.355
G05.360.340.024.340.137.190
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003062
Scope note: A set of three nucleotides in a protein coding sequence that specifies individual amino acids or a termination signal (CODON, TERMINATOR). Most codons are universal, but some organisms do not produce the transfer RNAs (RNA, TRANSFER) complementary to all codons. These codons are referred to as unassigned codons (CODONS, NONSENSE).
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under RNA, MESSENGER 1975-90
Online Note: search RNA, MESSENGER 1974
History Note: 91(75); was see under RNA, MESSENGER 1975-90
Related: Genetic Code MeSH
Reading Frames MeSH
DeCS ID: 22130
Unique ID: D003062
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Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Codon - Preferred
Concept UI M0004703
Scope note A set of three nucleotides in a protein coding sequence that specifies individual amino acids or a termination signal (CODON, TERMINATOR). Most codons are universal, but some organisms do not produce the transfer RNAs (RNA, TRANSFER) complementary to all codons. These codons are referred to as unassigned codons (CODONS, NONSENSE).
Preferred term Codon
Entry term(s) Codons
Sense Codon - Narrower
Concept UI M0360528
Scope note Any of the codons of an organism's GENETIC CODE that specify an amino acid.
Preferred term Sense Codon
Entry term(s) Codon, Sense
Codons, Sense
Sense Codons



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