First molecules, biological chirality, origin(s) of life

Luciano Caglioti, Károly Micskei, Gyula Pályi

Research output: Review article

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Abstract

Origin(s) of biological chirality appear(s) to be intimately connected to origin(s) of life. Prebiotic evolution toward these important turning points can be traced back to single chiral molecules. These can be small (monomeric) units as amino acids or monosaccharides or oligomers as oligo-RNA type molecules. Earlier speculations about these two kinds of entries to biological chirality are critically reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalChirality
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Catalysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry

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