Proton Gradients as a Key Physical Factor in the Evolution of the Forced Transport Mechanism Across the Lipid Membrane

@article{Strbak2016ProtonGA,
  title={Proton Gradients as a Key Physical Factor in the Evolution of the Forced Transport Mechanism Across the Lipid Membrane},
  author={Oliver Strbak and Zuzana Kaňuchov{\'a} and Andrej Krafc{\'i}k},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2016},
  volume={46},
  pages={523-531}
}
A critical phase in the transition from prebiotic chemistry to biological evolution was apparently an asymmetric ion flow across the lipid membrane. Due to imbalance in the ion flow, the early lipid vesicles could selectively take the necessary molecules from the environment, and release the side-products from the vesicle. Natural proton gradients played a… CONTINUE READING