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Metabolism of proteinoid microspheres

  • Tadayoshi Nakashima
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry book series (TOPCURRCHEM, volume 139)

Abstract

The literature of metabolism in proteinoids and proteinoid microspheres is reviewed and criticized from a biochemical and experimental point of view. Closely related literature is also reviewed in order to understand the function of proteinoids and proteinoid microspheres. Proteinoids or proteinoid microspheres have many activities. Esterolysis, decarboxylation, amination, deamination, and oxidoreduction are catabolic enzyme activities. The formation of ATP, peptides or oligonucleotides is synthetic enzyme activities. Additional activities are hormonal and inhibitory. Selective formation of peptides is an activity of nucleoproteinoid microspheres; these are a model for ribosomes. Mechanisms of peptide and oligonucleotide syntheses from amino acids and nucleotide triphosphate by proteinoid microspheres are tentatively proposed as an integrative consequence of reviewing the literature.

Keywords

Peptide Synthesis Glucuronic Acid Basic Amino Acid Pyruvic Acid Peptide Bond Formation 
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  • Tadayoshi Nakashima
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  1. 1.Institute for Molecular and Cellular Evolution University of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

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