Shock processing of amino acids leading to complex structures�implications to the origin of life

Show simple item record Singh, Surendra V. Vishakantaiah, Jayaram Meka, Jaya K. Sivaprahasam, Vijayan Chandrasekaran, Vijayanand Thombre, Rebecca Thiruvenkatam, Vijay Mallya, Ambresh Rajasekhar, Balabhadrapatruni N. Muruganantham, Mariyappan Datey, Akshay Hill, Hugh Bhardwaj, Anil Jagadeesh, Gopalan Reddy, Kalidevapura P. J. Mason, Nigel J. Sivaraman, Bhalamurugan
dc.coverage.spatial Switzerland 2020-12-17T09:06:02Z 2020-12-17T09:06:02Z 2020-11
dc.identifier.citation Singh, Surendra V.; Vishakantaiah, Jayaram; Meka, Jaya K.; Sivaprahasam, Vijayan; Chandrasekaran, Vijayanand; Thombre, Rebecca; Thiruvenkatam, Vijay; Mallya, Ambresh; Rajasekhar, Balabhadrapatruni N.; Muruganantham, Mariyappan; Datey, Akshay; Hill, Hugh; Bhardwaj, Anil; Jagadeesh, Gopalan; Reddy, Kalidevapura P. J.; Mason, Nigel J. and Sivaraman, Bhalamurugan, "Shock processing of amino acids leading to complex structures�implications to the origin of life", Molecules, DOI: 10.3390/molecules25235634, vol. 25, no. 23, Nov. 2020. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1420-3049
dc.description.abstract The building blocks of life, amino acids, are believed to have been synthesized in the extreme conditions that prevail in space, starting from simple molecules containing hydrogen, carbon, oxygen and nitrogen. However, the fate and role of amino acids when they are subjected to similar processes largely remain unexplored. Here we report, for the first time, that shock processed amino acids tend to form complex agglomerate structures. Such structures are formed on timescales of about 2 ms due to impact induced shock heating and subsequent cooling. This discovery suggests that the building blocks of life could have self-assembled not just on Earth but on other planetary bodies as a result of impact events. Our study also provides further experimental evidence for the �threads� observed in meteorites being due to assemblages of (bio)molecules arising from impact-induced shocks.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Surendra V. Singh, Jayaram Vishakantaiah, Jaya K. Meka, Vijayan Sivaprahasam, Vijayanand Chandrasekaran, Rebecca Thombre, Vijay Thiruvenkatam, Ambresh Mallya, Balabhadrapatruni N. Rajasekhar, Mariyappan Muruganantham, Akshay Datey , Hugh Hill, Anil Bhardwaj, Gopalan Jagadeesh, Kalidevapura P. J. Reddy, Nigel J. Mason and Bhalamurugan Sivaraman
dc.format.extent vol. 25, no. 23
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.subject Shock processing en_US
dc.subject Origin of life en_US
dc.subject Astrobiology en_US
dc.subject Amino acids en_US
dc.subject Complex structures en_US
dc.title Shock processing of amino acids leading to complex structures�implications to the origin of life en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Molecules

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