Long-term adaptation replaces evolution (2)

The food energy-dependent “doubling up” on ‘junk DNA’ is biophysically constrained by the physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction. The metabolism of food to species-specific pheromones links the conserved molecular mechanisms of RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all individuals of all living genera to healthy longevity via what is known about amino acid substitutions in supercoiled DNA, which […]

For God and Country

Energy-dependent structure and function: Until death (1)

The structure-energy landscape of NMDA receptor gating …using single-molecule Forster resonance energy transfer (smFRET), we map the energy landscape of the first transmembrane segment of the Rattus norvegicus NMDA receptor under resting and various liganded conditions. These results show kinetically and structurally distinct changes associated with apo, agonist-bound, and inhibited receptors linked by a linear […]

Predicting who wins the 2017 Nobel Prizes (5)

Summary: If he was not still dead, the 1965 Nobel Laureate, Richard P. Feynman might claim that this year’s Physics Prize was awarded for “human idiocy.” Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, pronounced in 1916, suggested that matter and energy would warp the geometry of space-time […]

God vs host-derived creation of virus-driven pathology

Summary: The virus-driven theft of quantized energy forces cells to compete for nutrient energy-dependent RNA-mediated reprogramming in the context of the structure of photons, one-carbon metabolism, autophagy, and the physiology of reproduction, which links energy-dependent changes in chirality from base pairs to RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions. Host-derived viral transporter protein for nitrogen uptake in infected […]

Stem cells do not create themselves

Summary: The energy-dependent cellular pathways have been detailed at all levels of examination from atoms to ecosystems in the context of physics, chemistry, and molecular epigenetics. The mere mention of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions may cause theorists to panic because it eliminates their pseudoscientific nonsense in the context of the claim that proteins do not […]

Your indifference is killing you and others (3)

Summary: The speed of light on contact with water links the creation of microRNAs to Optical control of membrane tethering and interorganellar communication at nanoscales MicroRNA flanking sequences are linked to all biodiversity via hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution. The physiology of reproduction links energy-dependent changes in the microRNA/messenger RNA balance to […]

Can protein folding chemistry be understood by theorists?

Excerpt: The researchers believe their discovery dovetails with their research on how tumor viruses and cancer mutations change a cell’s DNA structure and organization to cause uncontrolled cell growth. Aye group discovers avenue for precision cancer treatment One challenge is that multiple variations, or isoforms, of the same protein can all catalyze the same cellular […]

Pattern recognition vs evolutionary processes (revisited)

Summary: Recent findings suggest that polyphenols display the ability to reverse adverse epigenetic regulation involved in pathological conditions, such as obesity, metabolic disorder, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and various forms of cancer. That suggests the ignorance of pseudoscientists who fail to link pattern recognition from the food that organisms eat to the pheromone-controlled physiology of […]