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Possible Prebiotic Simple Protein Catalyst Identified


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Scientists identify protein that may have existed when life began

The primordial peptide may have appeared 4 billion years ago

Rutgers University, August 30, 2018



“The Primordial Protein” Could have Emerged Spontaneously 

on Earth–Scientists Close in on How Life Began, Daily Galaxy



J. Dongun Kim, Douglas H. Pike, Alexei M. Tyryshkin, G. V. T. 

Swapna, Hagai Raanan, Gaetano T. Montelione, Vikas Nanda, 

Paul G. Falkowski. Minimal Heterochiral de Novo Designed 

4Fe–4S Binding Peptide Capable of Robust Electron Transfer. 

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018; DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b07553






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