Ribose vs. Hexose

Anke Wichert anke.wichert at charite.de
Thu Aug 19 03:35:34 EST 1999


Hi all,

During a disputation, I heard the question, why nucleic acids are formed
with riboses and not hexoses. The question was not answered, but I am
very much interested in a thorough explanation (please, do not just
state, as I heard quite often "Steric reasons! Basta!"

Thanks!
Anke




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