homochiral

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homochiral

[‚hō·mə′kī·rəl]
(organic chemistry)
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The process that produced the handedness in the meteorites may provide clues to how homochirality developed in life forms on Earth.
Terrestrial living material displays homochirality and consists almost exclusively of one enantiomer, L-amino acid, one of a pair of amino acids.
Whatever its origin, most scientists agree that homochirality must have begun with a tiny excess of one handedness in the chemistry of the primordial broth.
Her research interests span the homochirality and life, the appearance of D-amino acids in protein from aged tissues, the effects on higher order structure of protein of the formation of D-amino acid in living tissue.