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Emergence of Light-Driven Protometabolism upon Recruitment of a Photocatalytic Cofactor by a Self-Replicator

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submitted on 18.10.2019 and posted on 22.10.2019 by Guillermo Monreal Santiago, Kai Liu, Wesley R Browne, Sijbren Otto
This work shows how a designed co-factor can be recruited and activated by a self-replicator to do photo-redox catalysis and generate the precursors from which the self-replicator can grow. It constitutes an important step in the direction of the de-novo synthesis of life by intergrating self-replication with a protometabolism.

History

Email Address of Submitting Author

s.otto@rug.nl

Institution

Unversity of Groningen

Country

Netherlands

ORCID For Submitting Author

0000-0003-0259-5637

Declaration of Conflict of Interest

no conflict of interest

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