Many studies have reported condensation reactions of prebiotic molecules, such as the formation of peptide bonds between amino acids, to occur to some degree on mineral surfaces. We have studied several such reactions on the same divided silica. When drying steps are applied, the equilibria of peptide formation from glycine, and polyphosphate formation from… (More)
We studied the genetic and engraftment phenotype of highly purified murine hematopoietic stem cells (lineage negative, rhodamine-low, Hoechst-low) through cytokine-stimulated cell cycle. Cells were cultured in interleukin (IL)-3, IL-6, IL-11, and steel factor for 0 to 48 h and tested for engraftment capacity in a lethally irradiated murine competitive… (More)
For the first, time a strong selectivity is evidenced in inorganic peptide synthesis. When an equimolar mixture of Ala and Arg monomers is added to the synthesis medium of TiO2 nanoparticles from Ti(IV) isopropoxide in benzyl alcohol, the Ala-Arg dipeptide is observed by 13C NMR in the resulting solid, at the exclusion of other dipeptides or higher peptides.