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The evolution of the protein synthesis system. I - A model of a primitive protein synthesis systemA model is developed to describe the evolution of the protein synthesis system. The model is comprised of two independent autocatalytic systems, one including one gene (A-gene) and two activated amino acid polymerases (O and A-polymerases), and the other including the addition of another gene (N-gene) and a nucleotide polymerase. Simulation results have suggested that even a small enzymic activity and polymerase specificity could lead the system to the most accurate protein synthesis, as far as permitted by transitions to systems with higher accuracy.
Document ID
19780035454
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Mizutani, H. (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Ponnamperuma, C. (Maryland, University College Park, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Origins of Life
Volume: 8
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-21-002-317
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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