How Cell Membranes May Have Kicked Off the Origin of Life

(University of Washington) Scientists have discovered that the building blocks of proteins can stabilize cell membranes. This finding may explain how the first cells emerged from the primordial soup billions of years ago: The protein building blocks could have stabilized cell membranes against salt and ions that were present in ancient oceans. In addition, membranes may have been a site for these precursor molecules to co-localize, a potential mechanism to explain what brought together the ingredients for life.

How Cell Membranes May Have Kicked Off the Origin of Life

(Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab) (Inside Science) -- Experts believe the building blocks of life first bumped into each other about 3.5 billion years ago. ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Discover Magazine

First cells may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes

Life on Earth arose about 4 billion years ago when the first cells formed within a primordial soup of complex, carbon-rich chemical compounds.

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The origin of life: Not as coincidental as once thought?

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Mon 12 Aug 19 from Astronomy.com

First cells on ancient Earth may have emerged because building blocks of proteins stabilized membranes

Scientists have discovered that the building blocks of proteins can stabilize cell membranes. This finding may explain how the first cells emerged from the primordial soup billions of years ...

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