Protein Structure and the Molecular Evolution of Biological Energy Conversion

  • Herrick Baltscheffsky


Already half a century ago, in his original version of Proiskhozhdenie zhizny (The Origin of Life), Oparin (1) was able to bring for the first time the central human problem on how life on Earth originated to the fundamental, molecular level. At that time, in 1924, biochemistry was still very young. Its molecular biology branch was not yet born. No enzyme crystal had yet been obtained. The energy-rich phosphate concept did not yet exist, nor did that of a replicating nucleic acid.


Electron Carrier Phosphorylation Reaction Tron Transport Polypeptide Structure Adenosine Phosphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herrick Baltscheffsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Arrhenius LaboratoryUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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