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Amino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Amino acids.,
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid.,
  • Aspartic acid.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementHendrik N. Poinar ... [et al.].
    Series[NASA contractor report] -- NASA/CR-207584., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-207584.
    ContributionsPoinar, Hendrik N., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15544577M

    Racemization of Amino Acids Although the sodium salts of the acetylamino acids in water have an alkaline reaction towards litmus, the reaction mixture becomes acid to litmus immediately upon the addition of acetic anhydride. Since we have shown that the racemization is a time reaction, it is.   The preservation of peptide linkages involving these amino acids does show a better correlation with DNA preservation. In fact, by looking at the ratio of the summed peak heights of single amino acid products and the summed peak heights of the 2,5-diketopiperazine products (Table (Table3, 3, AA/DKP), we observed a distinct hierarchy of.

      The model is based on the following series of diagenetic reactions and processes involving amino acids: the hydrolysis of proteins and the subsequent loss of hydrolysis products from the fossil matrix with increasing geologic age; the racemization of amino acids which produces totally racemized amino acids in 10(5)(6) years in most environments on the Cited by: Preservation of ancient DNA in thermally damaged archaeological bone Article (PDF Available) in The Science of Nature 96(2) December with 84 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

    Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume ) H. N., Hoss, M., Bada, J. L., and Pääbo, S. () Amino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA. Science , Protocols for Ancient DNA Typing. In: Carracedo A. (eds) Forensic DNA Typing Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol Humana PressCited by: 6. To date, the field of ancient DNA has relied almost exclusively on mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences. However, a number of recent studies have reported the successful recovery of ancient nuclear DNA (nuDNA) sequences, thereby allowing the characterization of genetic loci directly involved in phenotypic traits of extinct taxa.


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Amino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA Download PDF EPUB FB2

The extent of racemization of aspartic acid, alanine, and leucine provides criteria for assessing whether ancient tissue samples contain endogenous DNA. In samples in which the D/L ratio of Cited by: the D/L ratio of aspartic acid exceedsancient DNA sequences could not be retrieved. Paleontological finds from which DNA sequences purportedly millions of years old have been reported show extensive racemization, and the amino acids present are mainly contaminates.

An exception is the amino acids in some insects preserved in amber. the D/L ratio of aspartic acid exceedsancient DNA sequences could not be retrieved.

Paleontological finds from which DNA sequences purportedly millions of years old have been reported show extensive racernization, and the amino acids present are mainly contaminates. An exception is the amino acids in some insects preserved in Size: KB.

Amino Acid Racemization and the Preservation of Ancient DNA. The extent of racemization of aspartic acid, alanine, and leucine provides Amino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA book for assessing whether ancient tissue samples.

The extent of racemization of aspartic acid, alanine, and leucine provides criteria for assessing whether ancient tissue samples contain endogenous DNA. In samples in which the D/L ratio of aspartic acid exceedsancient DNA sequences could not be retrieved.

Paleontological finds from which DNA sequences purportedly millions of years old have been reported show extensive racemization, and the amino acids present are mainly contaminates. An exception is Cited by: Amino Acid Racemization and the Preservation of Ancient DNA Author(s): Hendrik N.

Poinar, Matthias Höss, Jeffrey L. Bada, Svante Pääbo Source: Science, New Series, Vol.No. ( ), pp. Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science. acids. For the samples from which ancient DNAsequences could be retrieved (Table 1), the extent of racemization of Asp was always greater than that for Ala and Leu, however, no authentic DNA Cited by: Amino acid racemization values from ancient samples did not correlate with the proteome complexity of the samples or with presence of ancient by:   The preservation of peptide linkages involving these amino acids does show a better correlation with DNA preservation.

In fact, by looking at the ratio of the summed peak heights of single amino acid products and the summed peak heights of the 2,5-diketopiperazine products (Table 3, AA/DKP), we observed a distinct hierarchy of by: Amino acid analysis fulfils the first condition as it requires less than 10 mg of bone, and in a pioneering investigation it was shown that DNA survival could be predicted by measuring the extent of aspartic acid racemization (AAR; Poinar et al.

).Cited by: Many rare and valuable ancient specimens now carry the scars of ancient DNA research, as questions of population genetics and phylogeography Cited by: Paleontological finds from which DNA sequences purportedly millions of years old have been reported show extensive racemization, and the amino acids present are mainly contaminates, An exception is the amino acids in some insects preserved in amber.

Get this from a library. Amino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA. [Hendrik N Poinar; United States.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. The new book will have a wider focus than its predecessor, covering preservation of ancient proteins and amino acids, diagenesis of proteins and amino acids through geologic time and on short time scales (relevant to the preservation of museum materials), stable isotope geochemistry of proteins and amino acids, amino acid racemization, the.

The unusual preservation of amino acid ste- reochemistry and the lack of extensive serine decomposition in amber-entombed insects is likely the result of the anhy- drous nature of the amber matrix.

CONCLUSIONS The retardation of amino acid racemization in insect tissues encased in amber suggests that DNA breakdown might also be by: Is amino acid racemization a useful tool for screening for ancient DNA in bone.

Article (PDF Available) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (). This fuels the demand for reliable techniques to screen for DNA preservation prior to destructive sampling.

Only one such technique has been widely adopted: the extent of aspartic acid racemization (AAR). The kinetics of AAR are believed to be similar to the rate of DNA depurination and therefore a good measure of the likelihood of DNA by: An Automated High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Procedure for the Quantitation of l - and d-Amino Acids by S.

PääboAmino acid racemization and the preservation of ancient DNA. Science, (), pp. Google Scholar. Krings, A. Stone, R.W. Schmitz, H. Krainitzki, M. Stoneking, S. PääboNeandertal DNA sequences and the Cited by:   DNA depurination and amino acid racemization take place at similar rates in aqueous solution at neutral pH.

This relationship suggests that amino acid racemization may be useful in accessing the extent of DNA chain breakage in ancient biological remains. To test this suggestion, we have investigated the amino acids in insects entombed in fossilized tree Cited by:.

Amino‐acid racemization has proven to be a useful predictor of ancient DNA results. We analyzed the relative levels of amino‐acid preservation and racemization of human samples from two highland dry‐cave sites in Sri Lanka, and found that amino‐acid enantiomer ratios were inconsistent with successful authentic DNA by: 1.

Introduction. All amino acids with at least one chiral carbon center can exist in two stereoisomeric forms, named l (laevorotatory) and d (dextrorotatory). However, only l amino acids are used in protein biosynthesis. When an organism dies, a progressive transformation of l into d isoforms occurs in a process called racemization until the equilibrium is by: In particular, the extent of racemization of some amino acids has proved to be a very useful proxy for DNA preservation.

Almost all amino acids can .