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Plausible origins of homochirality in the amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates

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Abstract

The intrinsic ability of amino acids to catalyze the asymmetric formation of carbohydrates, which enzymes have mediated for millions of years, with significant amplification of enantiomeric excess suggests a plausible ancient catalytic process for the evolution of homochirality.

Graphical abstract: Plausible origins of homochirality in the amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates

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The article was received on 13 Jan 2005, accepted on 17 Feb 2005, published on 01 Mar 2005 and first published online on 01 Mar 2005


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B500589B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005, 2047-2049
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    Plausible origins of homochirality in the amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates

    A. Córdova, M. Engqvist, I. Ibrahem, J. Casas and H. Sundén, Chem. Commun., 2005, 2047
    DOI: 10.1039/B500589B

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