RNA-directed amino acid homochirality.

  title={RNA-directed amino acid homochirality.},
  author={J Martyn Bailey},
  journal={FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology},
  volume={12 6},
  • J Martyn Bailey
  • Published 1998 in
    FASEB journal : official publication of the…
The phenomenon of L-amino acid homochirality was analyzed on the basis that protein synthesis evolved in an environment in which ribose nucleic acids preceded proteins, so that selection of L-amino acids may have arisen as a consequence of the properties of the RNA molecule. Aminoacylation of RNA is the primary mechanism for selection of amino acids for… CONTINUE READING