signaling

MicroRNA-mediated alternative splicing (revisited)

Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms reported as: Cold chemistry with two atoms. They linked differences in the energy of photons from two different wavelengths of light, 700 nm and 976 nm, to the creation of the molecule NaCs*. They were able to detect molecule formation in the context of atom loss and NaCs* vibrational levels near the dissociation threshold. Detecting resonances that have not been previously observed appears to be the link from quantum physics to…

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The MicroRNAome Strikes Back: A Sokalian hoax (4)

In this Sokalian hoax series, all food energy-dependent pheromone-controlled biodiversity has clearly been linked from the speed of light on contact with water to biophysically constrained viral latency in all genera via the physiology of reproduction and autophagy, the innate phage defense mechanism. Will water link RNA modifications to stem cell self-renewal, or will light-activated endogenous substrates and biophysically constrained RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions be tossed into the brickyard for the win? I reiterate the most obvious facts by mentioning…

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For God and Country

Dispelling the ignorance of theorists

American Legion Riders (Riding for God and Country on 9/9/17) Summary: The highest-order of energy-dependent pre-assembly of respiratory chain complexes allows mitochondria to respond to energy-requiring conditions. There is no such thing as the emergence of energy, self-assembly, self-organization or any other pseudoscientific nonsense touted by theorists. Their theories exemplify what Richard P. Feynman referred to as “human idiocy.” That is why I refer to theorists who argue with me as “biologically uninformed science idiots.” Friends sometimes tell me I…

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Food energy-dependent epigenetic adaptation (3)

Food energy-dependent epigenetic adaptation (2) On 5/24/17 I attempted to post this to the ISHE’s human ethology group in response to the post on How concepts of God have developed: God’s shrinking role. God’s survival. Conclusions. For comparison, see the expanding role of anti-entropic virucidal energy that theorists claim automagically emerged to sustain all evolved biodiversity. I included a link to: I also included a link to: The moderator of the group responded quickly: Jay R. Feierman wrote: What you…

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Food energy-dependent epigenetic adaptation (2)

Due to the overwhelming support for my model of top-down causation and all energy-dependent biophysically constrained biodiversity on Earth, I will replace Food energy-dependent epigenetic adaptation (2) with the more appropriately titled God’s shrinking role in your salvation See: Food energy-dependent epigenetic adaptation and God’s shrinking role in your salvation (in prep) before proceeding to the rest of this series on epigenetic adaptation.  

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Energy-dependent oscillating gene networks organize life

Nascent, innate, intrinsic, and biofunctional are among the “weasel words” used by theorists who ignore the fact that all life-sustaining energy comes from the sun via hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution. See how Jon Lieff continues to misrepresent that fact, by placing everything known about RNA-mediated cell type differentiation back into the context of evolution. Like all pseudoscientists, he starts with energy but fails to mention where the energy came from or where it goes when virus-driven…

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Biophysically constrained cell type differentiation

Intrinsic limits to gene regulation by global crosstalk Excerpt: A paradigmatic example is that of the aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase1, which uses kinetic proofreading2 to load appropriate amino acids onto matching tRNAs. This and other examples—including DNA replication, ligand sensing3, protein–protein interactions4,5,6,7,8,9, recognition events in the immune system10,11 and molecular self-assembly12—indicate that biology places a large premium on the reduction of unintended ‘crosstalk’, a generic term that encompasses all potentially disruptive processes due to reactions between non-cognate substrates. Reported as:…

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Checkpoint checkmate: viruses lose if conditions of life win

Akt Kinase-Mediated Checkpoint of cGAS DNA Sensing Pathway Introduction: Innate immune receptors detect pathogens through pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and then elicit an immune response (Elinav et al., 2011, Medzhitov and Janeway, 2000). These germ-line-encoded pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) monitor extracellular, endosomal, and intracellular compartments for molecular signatures of microbial infection or the sometimes overlapping molecular triggers produced by abnormal, damaged, or dying cells (Latz, 2010). Reported as: Anti-viral immune response mechanism! Excerpt: This study identifies an Akt kinase-mediated checkpoint to fine-tune…

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Ignoring top-down causation

Dosage compensation can buffer copy-number variation in wild yeast Introduction Susumu Ohno proposed over 40 years ago that gene duplication could provide a major force in the evolution of new gene functions, by relaxing constraint on gene sequences and allowing one or both gene copies to evolve (Ohno, 1970). The genomic era has largely borne out that hypothesis, and many studies have characterized the outcomes of whole and partial genome amplification (Jaillon et al., 2009). The immediate consequence of duplication…

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Quantum correlations/pseudoscience

A quantum advantage for inferring causal structure Preprint excerpt: “The causal inference schemes described here promise extensive applications in experiments exhibiting quantum eff ects. For instance, they can provide a test of whether the dynamics of a given open quantum system is Markovian or not [17{24]. This is because in a non-Markovian evolution, the environment acts as a common cause between the dynamical system at one time and the same system at a later time. Our inference schemes may also help…

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