Non‐enzymatic glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway‐like reactions in a plausible Archean ocean

@inproceedings{Keller2014NonenzymaticGA,
  title={Non‐enzymatic glycolysis and pentose phosphate pathway‐like reactions in a plausible Archean ocean},
  author={Markus A Keller and Alexandra V Turchyn and Markus Ralser},
  booktitle={Molecular systems biology},
  year={2014}
}
The reaction sequences of central metabolism, glycolysis and the pentose phosphate pathway provide essential precursors for nucleic acids, amino acids and lipids. However, their evolutionary origins are not yet understood. Here, we provide evidence that their structure could have been fundamentally shaped by the general chemical environments in earth's earliest oceans. We reconstructed potential scenarios for oceans of the prebiotic Archean based on the composition of early sediments. We report… CONTINUE READING

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