Model Experiments on the Prebiological Formation of Protein

  • Shiro Akabori
  • Mihoko Yamamoto


Since it was emphasized by Oparin (1) in 1957 that the formation of coacervate of Bungenberg de Yong (2) in the primitive ocean might have been the most important step of chemical evolution of life, the theory has been widely accepted by the workers in the field (3). The prerequisite for the formation of coacervate particles is the presence of high-molecular organic sutstances together with other biochemical substances. Among those high-molecular substances a long chain polypeptide must have been one of the most important ones.


Amino Acid Mixture Diaminopimelic Acid Automatic Amino Acid Analyzer Catalytic Dehydrogenation Amino Acid Component 
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© Plenum Press 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shiro Akabori
    • 1
  • Mihoko Yamamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Protein Research FoundationIna, Minoo, OsakaJapan

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