tRNA Brooch/ Gift for Biology, Biochemistry or Geneticist Nerds, Geeks, Science Professors, Professionals, Teachers, or Enthusiasts
Transfer RNA (tRNA) is a type of RNA molecule that participates in protein synthesis by carrying an amino acid to the protein synthesizing machinery called ribosome. It helps decode a messenger RNA (mRNA) sequence into a protein. Each tRNA molecule is single stranded with a distinctive folded structure that is important to its function. The folded structure has 3 hairpin loops that form the shape of a 3-leafed clover. One of the hairpin loops contains a sequence called the anticodon. The anticodon recognizes and decodes an mRNA codon that is specific to the tRNA. In summary, tRNA is an essential part of protein synthesis - the link between amino acids and nucleic acids.
Every biologist/biochemist/geneticist or enthusiast who likes biology in general knows tRNA. You cannot go wrong by gifting this cute tRNA brooch to your geek life science friends or loved ones. They will appreciate your thoughfullness and good taste!