Prebiotic Peptides: Molecular Hubs in the Origin of Life.

@article{FrenkelPinter2020PrebioticPM,
  title={Prebiotic Peptides: Molecular Hubs in the Origin of Life.},
  author={Moran Frenkel-Pinter and Mousumi Samanta and Gonen Ashkenasy and Luke J. Leman},
  journal={Chemical reviews},
  year={2020}
}
The fundamental roles that peptides and proteins play in today's biology makes it almost indisputable that peptides were key players in the origin of life. Insofar as it is appropriate to extrapolate back from extant biology to the prebiotic world, one must acknowledge the critical importance that interconnected molecular networks, likely with peptides as key components, would have played in life's origin. In this review, we summarize chemical processes involving peptides that could have… 

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