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Properties of synthetic ferrihydrite as an amino acid adsorbent and a promoter of peptide bond formation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15042444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ferrihydrite, an iron oxide hydroxide, is found in all kinds of environments, from hydrothermal hot springs to extraterrestrial materials. It has been shown that this material is nanoporous, and because of its high surface area, it has outstanding adsorption properties and in some cases catalysis properties. In this work we studied the adsorption properties of ferrihydrite with respect to amino acids. Samples of pure ferrihydrite were synthesised and exposed to solutions of amino acids including both proteinaceous and non-proteinaceous species. These experiments revealed important characteristics of this mineral as both an adsorbent of amino acids and a promoter of peptide bond formation.
G Matrajt; D Blanot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2003-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Amino acids     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0939-4451     ISO Abbreviation:  Amino Acids     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-25     Completed Date:  2004-12-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200312     Medline TA:  Amino Acids     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Astrophysique du Solide, CSNSM, Bât. 104, and Astrochimie Expérimentale, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Bâtiment 121, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay, France.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / chemistry*
Ferric Compounds
Ferritins / chemistry*
Peptides / chemical synthesis*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Ferric Compounds; 0/Peptides; 39473-89-7/ferrihydrite; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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