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Cysteine containing dipeptides show a metal specificity that matches the composition of seawater

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Model prebiotic dipeptide sequences were identified by bioinformatics and DFT and molecular dynamics calculations. The peptides were then synthesized and evaluated for metal affinity and specificity. Cysteine containing dipeptides were not associated with metal affinities that followed the Irving–Williams series but did follow the concentration trends found in seawater.

Graphical abstract: Cysteine containing dipeptides show a metal specificity that matches the composition of seawater

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The article was received on 27 Jan 2016, accepted on 03 May 2016 and first published on 10 May 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CP00608F
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 20104-20108
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    Cysteine containing dipeptides show a metal specificity that matches the composition of seawater

    L. Belmonte, D. Rossetto, M. Forlin, S. Scintilla, C. Bonfio and S. S. Mansy, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 20104
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CP00608F

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