Proj
J-GLOBAL ID:200904090794179911  Research Project code:9800036260 Update date:Feb. 17, 2003

Study on double promotion of the nucleic acids and the proteins

核酸と蛋白質の共進化
Study period:1994 - 1996
Research overview:
We have discovered that small primitive tRNA and activated amid acid make a peculiar reaction with dipeptide as a catalyst. It implicates that a life was born by several basic interactions between small life molecules of oligonucleotide and oligopeptide and raises doubts about the theory of so-called RNA world. New fields are now being opened again with the discovery of dipeptide with peptidyltransferase activity.
Keywords (6):
tRNA ,  peptidyltransferase ,  oligonucleotide ,  dipeptide ,  origin ,  organic
Research program: Ordinary Research
Ministry with control over the research :
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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