Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
A brief statement concerning the way in which biopolymers may have originated in the nonbiological world is made, including experimental evidence. This also includes a discussion of such matters as the way in which the code might have originated, that is, the relationship between polypeptides and polynucleotides as well as the secondary and tertiary structure resulting from the primary structure determination. The importance of the interaction of biopolymers with lipids for the formation of limiting membranes, leading to the formation of cells and other self-organizing cellular type organelles, is discussed. Thus, the second critical physical-chemical problem for cellular organization, namely, the biopolymer-lipid interaction, is now coming under scrutiny, both in terms of synthetic systems as well as natural ones.
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