Ribozyme Catalysis of Metabolism in the RNA World

@article{Chen2007RibozymeCO,
  title={Ribozyme Catalysis of Metabolism in the RNA World},
  author={Xi Chen and Na Li and Andrew D. Ellington},
  journal={Chemistry \& Biodiversity},
  year={2007},
  volume={4}
}
In vitro selection has proven to be a useful means of explore the molecules and catalysts that may have existed in a primoridal ‘RNA world’. By selecting binding species (aptamers) and catalysts (ribozymes) from random sequence pools, the relationship between biopolymer complexity and function can be better understood, and potential evolutionary transitions between functional molecules can be charted. In this review, we have focused on several critical events or transitions in the putative RNA… 

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