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Concept of Sustained Ordering and an ATP-related Mechanism of Life’s Origin
V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAS 119991, Moscow, Kosygin str., 19, GEOKHI, Russia
Received: 13 November 2008; in revised form: 28 March 2009 / Accepted: 23 April 2009 / Published: 6 May 2009
Abstract: This paper shows that the steadystate of a system of conjugated reactions, which are characterized by disproportionation of entropy and proceed in the domain of linear interactions, is an attractor of ordering. Such systems are primed to produce ordering, and life is a specific manifestation of the sustained ordering inherent to the chemistry of carbon. The adenosine triphospate (ATP) molecule has properties which makes ATP hydrolysis to be most appropriate to form such a system in primitive world. Hence, ATP is suggested to play a key role in prebiological evolution. Principles of the origin and evolution of life following from the concept of ordering are stated.
Keywords: Origin of Life; Concept of Ordering; ATP
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Galimov, E.M. Concept of Sustained Ordering and an ATP-related Mechanism of Life’s Origin. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 2019-2030.
Galimov EM. Concept of Sustained Ordering and an ATP-related Mechanism of Life’s Origin. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(5):2019-2030.
Galimov, Erik M. 2009. "Concept of Sustained Ordering and an ATP-related Mechanism of Life’s Origin." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 5: 2019-2030.