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The synthesis of glutamic acid in the absence of enzymes: Implications for biogenesis
External Online Source: doi:10.1007/BF01581777
Author and Affiliation:
Morowitz, Harold(George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, United States)
Peterson, Eta(NASAAmes Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Chang, Sherwood(NASAAmes Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: This paper reports on the non-enzymatic aqueous phase synthesis of amino acids from keto acids, ammonia and reducing agents. The facile synthesis of key metabolic intermediates, particularly in the glycolytic pathway, the citric acid cycle, and the first step of amino acid synthesis, lead to new ways of looking at the problem of biogenesis.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1995
Document ID:
19950059871
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A91470
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere (ISSN 0169-6149); 25; 4; p. 395-399
Publisher Information: Netherlands
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 5p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CHEMICAL EVOLUTION; FORMIC ACID; GLUTAMIC ACID; METABOLISM; SYNTHESIS (CHEMISTRY); AMMONIA; AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS; BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION; GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY; PROTOBIOLOGY
Imprint And Other Notes: Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere vol. 25, no. 4 p. 395-399 August 1995
Availability Source: Other Sources
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