Irena Mamajanov
Irena Mamajanov
Principal Investigator, Earth Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
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Ester‐mediated amide bond formation driven by wet–dry cycles: A possible path to polypeptides on the prebiotic earth
JG Forsythe, SS Yu, I Mamajanov, MA Grover, R Krishnamurthy, ...
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54 (34), 9871-9875, 2015
DNA and RNA in anhydrous media: Duplex, triplex, and G‐quadruplex secondary structures in a deep eutectic solvent
I Mamajanov, AE Engelhart, HD Bean, NV Hud
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 49 (36), 6310-6314, 2010
Ester formation and hydrolysis during wet–dry cycles: generation of far-from-equilibrium polymers in a model prebiotic reaction
I Mamajanov, PJ MacDonald, J Ying, DM Duncanson, GR Dowdy, ...
Macromolecules 47 (4), 1334-1343, 2014
Spontaneous prebiotic formation of a β-ribofuranoside that self-assembles with a complementary heterocycle
MC Chen, BJ Cafferty, I Mamajanov, I Gállego, J Khanam, ...
Journal of the American Chemical Society 136 (15), 5640-5646, 2014
Human telomere sequence DNA in water-free and high-viscosity solvents: G-quadruplex folding governed by Kramers rate theory
FM Lannan, I Mamajanov, NV Hud
Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (37), 15324-15330, 2012
Bulk measurements of messy chemistries are needed for a theory of the origins of life
N Guttenberg, N Virgo, K Chandru, C Scharf, I Mamajanov
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical …, 2017
Simple prebiotic synthesis of high diversity dynamic combinatorial polyester libraries
K Chandru, N Guttenberg, C Giri, Y Hongo, C Butch, I Mamajanov, ...
Communications Chemistry 1 (1), 30, 2018
HCN polymers characterized by solid state NMR: Chains and sheets formed in the neat liquid
I Mamajanov, J Herzfeld
The Journal of chemical physics 130 (13), 2009
Molecular structure of humin and melanoidin via solid state NMR
J Herzfeld, D Rand, Y Matsuki, E Daviso, M Mak-Jurkauskas, ...
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115 (19), 5741-5745, 2011
Polyesters as a model system for building primitive biologies from non-biological prebiotic chemistry
K Chandru, I Mamajanov, HJ Cleaves, TZ Jia
Life 10 (1), 6, 2020
HCN polymers characterized by SSNMR: Solid state reaction of crystalline tetramer (diaminomaleonitrile)
I Mamajanov, J Herzfeld
The Journal of chemical physics 130 (13), 2009
Comprehensive investigation of the energetics of pyrimidine nucleoside formation in a model prebiotic reaction
Y Sheng, HD Bean, I Mamajanov, NV Hud, J Leszczynski
Journal of the American Chemical Society 131 (44), 16088-16095, 2009
Prebiotic oligomerization and self-assembly of structurally diverse xenobiological monomers
K Chandru, TZ Jia, I Mamajanov, N Bapat, HJ Cleaves
Scientific reports 10 (1), 17560, 2020
Protoenzymes: The case of hyperbranched polyesters
I Mamajanov, GD Cody
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical …, 2017
Prebiotic alternatives to proteins: Structure and function of hyperbranched polyesters
I Mamajanov, MP Callahan, JP Dworkin, GD Cody
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 45, 123-137, 2015
Wet-dry Cycling Delays the Gelation of Hyperbranched Polyesters: Implications to the Origin of Life
I Mamajanov
Preprints, 2019
Connecting primitive phase separation to biotechnology, synthetic biology, and engineering
TZ Jia, PH Wang, T Niwa, I Mamajanov
Journal of biosciences 46 (3), 79, 2021
Incorporation of basic α-hydroxy acid residues into primitive polyester microdroplets for RNA segregation
TZ Jia, NV Bapat, A Verma, I Mamajanov, HJ Cleaves, K Chandru
Biomacromolecules 22 (4), 1484-1493, 2021
Aspartate transformation at 200 C with brucite [Mg (OH) 2], NH3, and H2: Implications for prebiotic molecules in hydrothermal systems
CF Estrada, I Mamajanov, J Hao, DA Sverjensky, GD Cody, RM Hazen
Chemical Geology 457, 162-172, 2017
Origin of species before origin of life: the role of speciation in chemical evolution
TZ Jia, M Caudan, I Mamajanov
Life 11 (2), 154, 2021
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