Abiotic model of photophosphorylation of ADP to ATP: Characteristics of photoreceptor pigments and the role of organosilicate matrix

T. A. Telegina, M. P. Kolesnikov, A. A. Buglak, Yu L. Vechtomova, M. S. Kritsky

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Abstract

A model of photophosphorylation of ADP to ATP under UV and blue light with the use of substances available in the prebiotic period of evolution is proposed. It is shown that the photoactive pigments of flavin and pterin nature formed along with polyamino acids during thermal synthesis of "proteinoids" from a mixture of amino acids initiate the process of photophosphorylation of ADP to ATP. Photophosphorylation occurs on proteinoid-silicate matrices of two types: (1) in the microspheres formed of proteinoids in the presence of polysilicic acid and (2) on the matrices obtained by adsorption of proteinoids on silicate particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1080-1084
Number of pages5
JournalPaleontological Journal
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2013

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  • Paleontology

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