non-coding RNA

2018 March for Science vs microRNAs

Summary: Only biologically uninformed theorists and other pseudoscientists do not seem to know that all carbon-based life is quantized energy-dependent and that biophotonic energy as information comes from the sun. It is obvious to all serious scientists that proton gradients link photons from quantized energy as information to the proton motive force, which is how the potential of hydrogen (pH) is linked to changes in the microRNA/messenger RNA balance that biophysically constrain viral latency in the context of hydrogen-atom transfer…

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Autophagy in health and disease (1)

Novel Treatment Strategies for the Nervous System: Circadian Clock Genes, Non-coding RNAs, and Forkhead Transcription Factors Each of these pathways have an intimate relationship with the programmed death pathways of autophagy and apoptosis and share a common link to the silent mating type information regulation 2 homolog 1 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) (SIRT1) and the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR). Circadian clock genes are necessary to modulate autophagy, limit cognitive loss, and prevent neuronal injury. Non-coding RNAs can control neuronal stem cell…

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Plenty of Room at the Bottom

Cryo-EM: Linking spatial and conformational constraints

On Darwin Day (2018) Carl Zimmer suggested use of the twitter hashtag #Istudyevolution to report whatever aspect of biology people were studying. For example, Richard Lenski reported that he studied adaptation in E. coli. When I told others that ecological adaptation is nutrient-dependent and pheromone-controlled in species from microbes to humans, he blocked me from seeing his comments. Evidently he did not want people to know that he had been studying ecological adaptation for more than 2 decades but reporting…

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http://nnjournal.net/article/viewFile/2354/1850/10234

The MicroRNAome Strikes Back: A Sokalian hoax (5)

Premise: Sunlight is the quantized energy as information that is required to link endogenous RNA interference to healthy longevity (The energy-dependent creation of microRNAs links the physiology of reproduction from changes in electrons to ecosystems in all living genera via the creation of ATP, RNA, and supercoiled DNA in organized genomes.) Counter claim:  The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution: Information theory Understanding entropy as a subjective measure allows the universe as a whole to evolve without ever losing information. See, for comparison: On…

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UV light and non-coding RNA

UV Irradiation Induces a Non-coding RNA that Functionally Opposes the Protein Encoded by the Same Gene …these events underlie a switch to expression of short mRNA isoforms and preferential use of alternative last exons in a number of genes, including ASCC3. Intriguingly, the switch between ASCC3 isoforms occurs on more than one level, in that the long mRNA isoform encodes a protein, functioning in the context of the ASCC complex and required for maintaining transcriptional suppression in the late stages of…

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Epigenetics and autophagy vs mutations and evolution (8)

Mycobacterial RNA isolation optimized for non-coding RNA: high fidelity isolation of 5S rRNA from Mycobacterium bovis BCG reveals novel post-transcriptional processing and a complete spectrum of modified ribonucleosides. Epub 2014/12/30 Abstract except:   This optimized RNA isolation procedure thus provides a means to more rigorously explore the biology of ncRNA species in mycobacteria. Reported 2016/11/11 in the context of: Newly discovered genetic code controls bacterial survival during infections Excerpt: “It is really an alternative genetic code, in which any gene…

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Anthetical conclusions (2)

From Fertilization to Adult Sexual Behavior (1996) …ribosomal proteins S4X and S4Y (rpS4X, rpS4Y) are produced by sexually dimorphic genes whose protein products are sexually dimorphic. This suggests the possibility of subtle nuances in the ribosomal translation of at least some mRNA, in certain cell types (Fisher et al.,1990; Zinn et al., 1994). Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at least two species, Drosophila melanogaster…

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Intelligent RNAs vs evolved genes

Intelligent RNAs in the Brain Excerpt: Alternative RNA splicing and non-coding RNA particles have evolved unusually rapidly. Intelligent RNAs in the brain have fostered rapid human evolution. Tom Robbins Do we have to say “evolved” for everything? The complexity here is intelligent, no matter what you call it, evolved implies with no direction, an mainly by chance, which is an outmoded term for this level of complexity. I get so tired of trying to latch on a dead end theory…

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The Darwin Code by Greg Bear

“The Darwin Code: Intelligent Design without God” by Greg Bear, who wrote on April 14, 2015: “Happy to have this version of the talk posted. It’s a variation on the talk I gave at the American Philosophical Society in 2004, and a few times after that.  This one was delivered in Seattle at the Primate Genome Conference in the late 2000s.” —————————————— “Sometimes we hear explorers saying that the adventure is over, the territory has been mapped, there’s nothing more…

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Meaningful dialogue, anonymous fools and idiot minions

I use definitions to describe differences in behavior. I do not define biologically-based facts in attempts to make the definitions fit into the context of ridiculous theories about the development of behavior. I am not an idiot. An idiot is “…someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way…. An idiot differs from a fool (who is unwise)…. the terms “idiot” and “idiocy” describe an extreme folly or stupidity, and its symptoms (foolish or stupid utterance or deed).” Serious scientists may…

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