A Minimalistic Hydrolase Based on Co-Assembled Cyclic Dipeptides

2019-10-01T16:40:34Z (GMT) by Alexander Kleinsmann Boris Nachtsheim
This paper describes minimalistic cyclic dipeptides acting as esterase-mimicks in a self-assembled hydrogel state. It demonstrates that cyclic dipeptides could have acted as enzyme-precursors on a primordial earth and hence be important for abiogenesis.