miRNA processing

Cytosis: Biology Content

  Help Me Write Some Biology Content Project Update #5: Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game by John Coveyou (Genius Games) Many of you have mentioned that you’d like to have an explanation of the biology behind Cytosis available… and I think that is an AWESOME plan. Every time I’ve taught the game to non-science players in the past, they say gameplay made even more sense (and was so much more enjoyable) when I explained the science as well. This…

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Theistic evolutionists fight back and lose (2)

For a historical perspective on the amount of ignorance theistic evolutionists and atheists have repeatedly displayed as they ignored everything known about the energy-dependent RNA-mediated de novo creation of genes, see: The heat shock response is self-regulated at both the transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels (1982) Thirty-five years later, there is another clear indication that theorists and atheists will never consider the fact that there must be an anti-entropic virucidal source of energy. See for example: HSP90 Shapes the Consequences of…

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Hypothesis free pseudoscience vs facts (5)

See first: Hypothesis free pseudoscience vs facts (4) Re: There is literally nothing left of neo-Darwinian pseudoscientific nonsense, and yet pseudoscientists still make the same ridiculous claims. See for comparison:  Current Drug Design Studies for Hsp70 in Oncological Applications SBD [substrate binding domain] contains hydrophobic amino acid residues, and this hydrophobic cavity helps unfolded substrate proteins to fold their native structure. Thus, exposed part of the folded proteins may not interact with each other and cause aggregation [in the context…

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Virus-driven disorder prevention and health promotion

The dynamic epigenome and its implications for behavioral interventions: a role for epigenetics to inform disorder prevention and health promotion Excerpt: Evidence has also been growing about the role of epigenetic modification in response to the social environment. My comment: Unexpectedly, Szyf et al., (2016) fail to mention all the evidence of epigenetically-effected RNA-mediated cause and effect that has accumulated since we published our 1996 Hormones and Behavior review. That may explain why they also failed to link energy-dependent hydrogen-atom…

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Ecological genomics: teleophobes respond (too late)

Forecasting Ecological Genomics: High-Tech Animal Instrumentation Meets High-Throughput Sequencing Conclusion: Twenty years ago, an essay about sequencing genomes and remotely tracking animals across the globe in real time would have been the subject of science fiction. In 2015, there are over 50,000 animals being tracked [12], and single research groups now sequence dozens, up to hundreds, of individual genomes [17,82]. By embracing new technology and integrating these data streams into an ecological genomic framework (Fig 1), we are now poised…

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RNA-mediated theory killers (5)

Epigenetic regulation of puberty via Zinc finger protein-mediated transcriptional repression Reported as: Researchers elucidate network of genes that control when puberty begins Excerpt: …have identified for the first time members of an elaborate superfamily of genes that regulate the timing of puberty in highly evolved nonhuman primates. My comment: Who do these researches and science journalists think they are fooling when they report the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled onset of puberty, which is obviously RNA-mediated, in the context of highly evolved organisms?…

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Theorists have not seen the light (2)

The hidden evolutionary relationship between pigs and primates revealed by genome-wide study of transposable elements Excerpt: …genetic elements called SINEs (short interspersed elements) have emerged as a much better way to trace mammalian phylogeny… My comment: “Genetic elements” do not emerge. The authors imply that automagically emergent SINEs (short interspersed elements) are different than the small intranuclear proteins that link RNA-mediated cell type differentiation in all living genera in the context of what we reported in our 1996 Hormones and…

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A “new” code enables ecological adaptation

Distinct E-cadherin-based complexes regulate cell behaviour through miRNA processing or Src and p120 catenin activity Reported as: Discovery of new code makes reprogramming of cancer cells possible Excerpt: …an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer,” says the study’s senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cancer Biology on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus. That code was unraveled by the discovery that adhesion proteins — the glue that keeps cells together —…

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