Scientists identify molecule that could have helped cells survive—and thrive—on early Earth

A new study, led by Ramanarayanan Krishnamurthy, PhD, of Scripps Research, and Sheref Mansy, PhD, of the University of Trento, offers an explanation for how "protocells" could have emerged on early Earth, eventually leading to the cells we know today. Their work, published in the journal SMALL, suggests that molecules called cyclophospholipids may have been the ingredient necessary for protocells to form important internal structures called vesicles, which likely kicked off the evolutionary process.

Scientists identify molecule that could have helped cells survive—and thrive—on early Earth

To truly understand how the body works and improve human health, researchers need to tease apart the building blocks of our cells. But as scientists continue to make major breakthroughs in cellular ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Phys.org

Scientists identify molecule that could have helped cells thrive on early Earth

La Jolla CA (SPX) Oct 09, 2019 To truly understand how the body works and improve human health, researchers need to tease apart the building blocks of our cells. But as scientists continue ...

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