Nutrigenomics

Vaccines do not control pandemics (1)

See: Emergence of Human G2P[4] Rotaviruses in the Post-vaccination Era in South Korea: Footprints of Multiple Interspecies Re-assortment Events 4/16/18 Compared to the G2 RotaTeq vaccine strain, 17-24 amino acid changes, specifically A87T, D96N, S213D, and S242N substitutions in G2 epitopes, were observed. Amino acid changes control pandemics. Congo: MSF Ebola vaccination begins 5/30/18 The Ebola vaccine (rVSVDG-ZEBOV-GP) is being used as part of the overall strategy to control the Ebola outbreak. There was no indication that the vaccine strategy…

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The microRNA-mediated future of humanity (8)

The levels of complexity linked to the microRNA-mediated future of humanity can be examined by ages 10-14+ via game-play of: Bacillus (failed project) See instead: Function of miR825 and miR825* as Negative Regulators in Bacillus cereus AR156-elicited Systemic Resistance to Botrytis cinerea in Arabidopsis thaliana 10/17/19 Peptide Players compete to link amino acids to build a peptide chain (a fancy word for a protein). Virulence Players take on the role of viruses and compete to infect a host cell in…

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The microRNA-mediated future of humanity (3)

Light-activated microRNA biogenesis has been linked from the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to healthy longevity via protection from the virus-driven degradation of messenger RNA in all living genera. On 4/21/20 that fact was misrepresented as: Coronavirus has mutated into at least 30 different strains, Chinese study finds. The report was based on this non-peer-reviewed paper Patient-derived mutations impact pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 We observed intrapersonal variation and 6 different mutations in the spike glycoprotein (S protein), including 2 different SNVs that…

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The tipping point (revisited): 100K (4)

The wisdom gap The resulting “wisdom gap” leaves us ripe for manipulation… unaware of threats and unprepared for dangers. And as science and technology push the bounds of the possible, the “wisdom gap” will render us increasingly unable to wrestle with how far those bounds should be pushed. Wrestle with this: Why is Oregon still on lock down? Many people want to believe our health authorities know what they’re doing. Intelligent serious scientists know that our health authorities are corrupt.…

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WHO’s ignorance: From roots to shoots (2)

WHO’s ignorance: From roots to shoots (1) Amino acid substitutions within or near the active site of the viral neuraminidase (NA) may affect influenza virus fitness. See: Neuraminidase inhibitor susceptibility and neuraminidase enzyme kinetics of human influenza A and B viruses circulating in Thailand in 2010–2015  The authors cite the World Health Organization’s Summary of neuraminidase amino acid substitutions associated with reduced inhibition by neuraminidase inhibitors” The summary is available as a pdf download. See also: Viral Factors Associated With…

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Natural models inspire future therapeutics (2)

Summary: Food odors and pheromones biophysically constrain viral latency, and an effective treatment for all neurodegenerative diseases was proposed in this 2011 patent application “Pheromones and the luteinizing hormone for inducing proliferation of neural stem cells and neurogenesis“ See for comparison: Identification of miR-379/miR-656 (C14MC) cluster downregulation and associated epigenetic and transcription regulatory mechanism in oligodendrogliomas. The post- transcriptionally regulatory network of this cluster showed enrichment of key cancer-related biological processes such as cell adhesion and migration. Also, there was…

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NHEJ disruption and HDR correction?

International Workshop “Targeting RNA world” Dear colleagues! Scientists of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS cordially invites you to attend International Workshop “Targeting RNA world” in the frame of the project of Russian Scientific Foundation “New generation of RNA-targeting oligonucleotide derivatives as a platform for designing innovative therapeutics” (no. 14-44-00068). Workshop is being held in Park Inn by Radisson Pulkovskaya Hotel & Conference Centre St Petersburg, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, September 2-7 2018. We will discuss all aspects…

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Virus-driven genome engineering causes cancer?

CRISPR–Cas9 genome editing induces a p53-mediated DNA damage response Inhibition of p53 prevents the damage response and increases the rate of homologous recombination… In the 1990’s, Abcam researchers discovered the cell death gene. Now see: Mechanisms of Recombination conference See also: P53 toxicity is a hurdle to CRISPR/CAS9 screening and engineering in human pluripotent stem cells We demonstrated the toxic response is tp53-dependent and the toxic effect of tp53 severely reduces the efficiency of precise genome-engineering in hPSCs. Reported as:…

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An evolutionary theory killer

The concept of a species (3)

Gene expression evidence for remodeling of lateral hypothalamic circuitry in cocaine addiction (2005) This remodeling of LH circuitry could contribute to the chronic deficit in reward function that has been hypothesized to drive the transition to drug addiction. Lena D. van der Stap discussed her role in the publication of this article, which failed to make any assumptions about mutations and/or evolution. James Kohl Did you co-author Gene expression evidence for remodeling of lateral hypothalamic circuitry in cocaine addiction McEwen told…

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The concept of a species (1)

In an attempt to discuss The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades I wrote: The concept of a species is clearly seen in the context of Darwin’s “conditions of life” and sympatric speciation. What organisms eat is linked from their physiology of pheromone-controlled reproduction to biophysically constrained viral latency and all extant biodiversity via energy-dependent changes in base pairs and fixation of amino acid substitutions in the organized genomes of species from microbes to humans. See Nutrient-dependent Pheromone-Controlled Ecological Adaptations: From…

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