Matti Pitkanen (email@example.com)
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 08:02:58 +0200 (EET)
On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Lawrence B. Crowell wrote:
> At 18:27 12/07/1999 EST, WDEshleman@aol.com wrote:
> >What are your conclusions concerning the telomeres (sp)?
> Telomeres are long terminal repeats that are used as primers by polymerase
> in the replication of DNA. An Okasaki DNA fragments bind to them to
> initiate DNA replication and this primer end is not replicated. Once an
> organism uses up it telomeres possible cell division in the somatic cell
> line is ended. This is a planned or programmed cell death system that
> leads to the death of an organism. Remember, from the point of view of
> evolution we are just vessels that carry DNA from one generation off on to
> the next.
Fascinating mechanism, which sounds cruel as life!
Taking seriously the idea of manysheeted DNA and
the idea that DNA codes for topological field quanta
associated with ELF (extremely low frequency, EEG, etc..) em
field, one could wonder whether this sand glass only takes
care that the organism makes in planned manner
a transition to a phase in which
it becomes complicated topological field quantum configuration
(flux tubes, massless extremals) representing particular
em subself of em Mother Gaia! Our life would
be only one phase of growth process.
Note that ordinary classical field concept would
not allow the invididuality to be conserved. Topological
field quantization allows it.
> Telomerase is a protein that permits the replication of these primer ends
> and telomerase is expressed in the stem cell and germ cell lines. If a
> somatic cell begins to express telomerase then the cell is "immortalized."
> Also if this cell has unregulated cell divisions you have the occurrence of
> a transformed cell that produces tumors and the organisms has cancer.
> Lawrence B. Crowell
> For every apparent change in place occurs on account of the movement either
> of the thing seen or of the spectator, or on account of the necessarily
> unequal movement of both. For no movement is perceptible relatively to
> things moved equally in the same direction; I mean relatively to the thing
> seen and the spectator.
> "Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres" sec 5 Nicolous Copernicus
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