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Plausible origins of homochirality in the amino acid catalyzed neogenesis of carbohydrates.

Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 05/2005; DOI: 10.1039/b500589b
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ABSTRACT The intrinsic ability of amino acids to catalyze the asymmetric formation of carbohydrates, which enzymes have mediated for millions of years, with significant amplification of enantiomeric excess suggests a plausible ancient catalytic process for the evolution of homochirality.

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