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Arginine in the salt-induced peptide formation reaction: enantioselectivity facilitated by glycine, L- and D-histidine.

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The salt-induced peptide formation reaction has been proposed as a conceivable preliminary to the prebiotic evolution of peptides. In the present paper, the behaviour of arginine is reported for this reaction together with a discussion of the catalytic effects of glycine, and L- and D-histidine. Importantly, the behaviour of the two histidine enantiomers is different. Both histidine enantiomers perform better than glycine in enhancing the yields of arginine dipeptide with L-histidine being mo...

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10.1007/s00726-010-0479-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Volume:
39
Issue:
2
Pages:
579-585
Publication date:
2010-07-01
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EISSN:
1438-2199
ISSN:
0939-4451
Language:
English
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uuid:aa541f8d-a72b-4dff-b145-59a5172589c5
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pubs:82988
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82988
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2012-12-19

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