Publications by authors named "Peter R Wills"

34Publications

The Ancient Operational Code is Embedded in the Amino Acid Substitution Matrix and aaRS Phylogenies.

J Mol Evol 2020 03 28;88(2):136-150. Epub 2019 Nov 28.

Department of Physics and Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, University of Auckland, PB 92109, Auckland, 1142, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00239-019-09918-zDOI Listing
March 2020

Reflexivity, coding and quantum biology.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Biosystems 2019 Nov 5;185:104027. Epub 2019 Sep 5.

Department of Physics & Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, University of Auckland, PB 92109, Auckland, 1142, Aotearoa, New Zealand; Human Biology, Institute for Biology, Free University, Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3, Berlin 14195, Germany. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2019.104027DOI Listing
November 2019

Class I and II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase tRNA groove discrimination created the first synthetase-tRNA cognate pairs and was therefore essential to the origin of genetic coding.

IUBMB Life 2019 08 13;71(8):1088-1098. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

Department of Physics and Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/iub.2094DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6642019PMC
August 2019

Experimental solutions to problems defining the origin of codon-directed protein synthesis.

Biosystems 2019 Sep 6;183:103979. Epub 2019 Jun 6.

Department of Physics and Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2019.103979DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6693952PMC
September 2019

Quantitative interpretation of isopiestic measurements on aqueous solutions: Urea revisited.

Biophys Chem 2019 08 25;251:106175. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2019.106175DOI Listing
August 2019

Interactions between the prion protein and nucleic acids.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Biochem Biophys Rep 2018 Sep 11;15:68. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbrep.2018.07.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6068085PMC
September 2018

Hierarchical groove discrimination by Class I and II aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases reveals a palimpsest of the operational RNA code in the tRNA acceptor-stem bases.

Nucleic Acids Res 2018 10;46(18):9667-9683

Department of Physics, Centre for Computational Evolution, and Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Enquiry, University of Auckland, PB 92109, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gky600DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182185PMC
October 2018

Life’s most distinguishing feature: meaningful information processing.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Theor Biol Forum 2018 01 1;111(1-2):107-118. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

Department of Physics & Te Ao Marama Centre for Fundamental Inquiry, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.19272/201811402013DOI Listing
January 2018

Interdependence, Reflexivity, Fidelity, Impedance Matching, and the Evolution of Genetic Coding.

Mol Biol Evol 2018 02;35(2):269-286

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msx265DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5850816PMC
February 2018

Insuperable problems of the genetic code initially emerging in an RNA world.

Biosystems 2018 Feb 10;164:155-166. Epub 2017 Sep 10.

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2017.09.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5895081PMC
February 2018

Rigorous analysis of static light scattering measurements on buffered protein solutions.

Biophys Chem 2017 09 20;228:108-113. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2017.07.007DOI Listing
September 2017

A Hilly path through the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of protein solutions.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Biophys Rev 2016 Dec 25;8(4):291-298. Epub 2016 Oct 25.

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92109, Auckland, 1142, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12551-016-0226-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5425806PMC
December 2016

The generation of meaningful information in molecular systems.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 2016 03;374(2063)

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland 1142, Aotearoa, New Zealand

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0066DOI Listing
March 2016

DNA as information.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 2016 03;374(2063)

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PO Box 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand Institut für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, Universität Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 6, 20146 Hamburg, Germany Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina, 120 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7260, USA

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0417DOI Listing
March 2016

The osmotic second virial coefficient for protein self-interaction: Use and misuse to describe thermodynamic nonideality.

Anal Biochem 2015 Dec 3;490:55-65. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2015.08.020DOI Listing
December 2015

Emergence of coding and its specificity as a physico-informatic problem.

Orig Life Evol Biosph 2015 Jun;45(1-2):249-55

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand,

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11084-015-9434-5DOI Listing
June 2015

Spontaneous mutual ordering of nucleic acids and proteins.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

Orig Life Evol Biosph 2014 Dec 14;44(4):293-8. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, PB 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand,

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December 2014

Autocatalytic sets and biological specificity.

Bull Math Biol 2014 Jan;76(1):201-24

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-013-9916-4DOI Listing
January 2014

Harnessing our very life.

Artif Life 2013 Summer-Fall;19(3-4):451-69. Epub 2013 Jul 26.

Universität Tübingen, University of Auckland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00120DOI Listing
November 2013

Frameshifted prion proteins as pathological agents: quantitative considerations.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

J Theor Biol 2013 May 26;325:52-61. Epub 2013 Feb 26.

Integrative Transcriptomics, Center for Bioinformatics Tübingen, University of Tübingen, Sand 14, Tübingen 72076, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.02.011DOI Listing
May 2013

Alternative prion proteins.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

FASEB J 2012 Aug;26(8):3100-1; author reply 3101-2

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fj.12-0802ufmDOI Listing
August 2012

Allowance for thermodynamic nonideality in the characterization of protein interactions by spectral techniques.

Biophys Chem 2011 Sep 19;158(1):21-5. Epub 2011 Apr 19.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2011.04.011DOI Listing
September 2011

Allowance for the effect of protein charge in the characterization of nonideal solute self-association by sedimentation equilibrium.

Biophys Chem 2010 Jul 4;149(3):83-91. Epub 2010 May 4.

National Center for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics, University of Nottingham School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington LE12 5RD, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2010.04.003DOI Listing
July 2010

Direct allowance for the effects of thermodynamic nonideality in the quantitative characterization of protein self-association by osmometry.

Biophys Chem 2009 Dec 11;145(2-3):64-71. Epub 2009 Sep 11.

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2009.09.001DOI Listing
December 2009

Informed Generation: physical origin and biological evolution of genetic codescript interpreters.

Authors:
Peter R Wills

J Theor Biol 2009 Apr 4;257(3):345-58. Epub 2009 Jan 4.

Department of Physics, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.12.030DOI Listing
April 2009

A simpler analysis for the measurement of second virial coefficients by self-interaction chromatography.

Anal Biochem 2007 Dec 1;371(1):21-5. Epub 2007 Aug 1.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2007.07.021DOI Listing
December 2007

Characterization of weak protein dimerization by direct analysis of sedimentation equilibrium distributions: the INVEQ approach.

Anal Biochem 2007 Sep 27;368(2):168-77. Epub 2007 Apr 27.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2007.04.030DOI Listing
September 2007

Nonequivalence of second virial coefficients from sedimentation equilibrium and static light scattering studies of protein solutions.

Biophys Chem 2007 Jun 7;128(1):46-55. Epub 2007 Mar 7.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2007.03.001DOI Listing
June 2007

Molecular crowding effects of linear polymers in protein solutions.

Biophys Chem 2006 Jan 29;119(2):186-95. Epub 2005 Aug 29.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpc.2005.08.001DOI Listing
January 2006

van der Waals phase transition in protein solutions.

Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 2005 Jun 26;61(Pt 6):832-6. Epub 2005 May 26.

Department of Physics, Univeristy of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1020, New Zealand.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0907444905013569DOI Listing
June 2005

Allowance for thermodynamic non-ideality in the characterization of protein self-association by frontal exclusion chromatography: hemoglobin revisited.

Biophys Chem 2003 May;104(1):345-59

Department of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0301-4622(03)00003-6DOI Listing
May 2003