Excited flavin and pterin coenzyme molecules in evolution

@article{Kritsky2010ExcitedFA,
  title={Excited flavin and pterin coenzyme molecules in evolution},
  author={Mikhail S. Kritsky and Taisiya A. Telegina and Yulia L. Vechtomova and Michael P. Kolesnikov and Tamara A. Lyudnikova and O. A. Golub},
  journal={Biochemistry (Moscow)},
  year={2010},
  volume={75},
  pages={1200-1216}
}
Excited flavin and pterin molecules are active in intermolecular energy transfer and in photocatalysis of redox reactions resulting in conservation of free energy. Flavin-containing pigments produced in models of the prebiotic environment are capable of converting photon energy into the energy of phosphoanhydride bonds of ATP. However, during evolution photochemical reactions involving excited FMN or FAD molecules failed to become participants of bioenergy transfer systems, but they appear in… 
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