Each antibody molecule bears two identical binding sites consisting of six b-loops.
Nobel Laureate, Dr. Steven Chu ( United States Secretary of Energy), former Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Stanford University has described that molecules can exhibit a surprising degree of individuality. In experiments that examine the physical behavior of single molecules, Stanford researchers have discovered that identical polymers; long, flexible, spaghetti-like molecules that are found in everything from plastics to living cells; UNFOLD in a variety of ways even when exposed to the same experimental conditions. Dr. Chu had stated : “We discovered it because we have developed the ability to visualize and manipulate single molecules.” He had further observed that, “Only by looking at individual animals you can get a true sense of the diversity of species.” Dr. Chu researched Biological Physics and Polymer Physics. Dr. Chu’s research in Polymer Physics made use of individual molecules of DNA to study Polymer Dynamics.
We define our identity in the natural world and defend our existence by deploying unique protein molecules. Our unique genetic code determines the protein molecules that we use. The genetic code is made up of unique DNA strands that express Molecular Individualism. It arises from exceedingly small differences in the initial configuration of the polymer.
Please review the information about Immunity and Immune Response at my Home Page of BhavanaJagat, the blog post is titled ‘Defending Existence-Molecular Individualism’.
Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,
M.B.B.S. Class of April, 1970.
- Life and Death – a Changing World and Unchanging Reality (bhavanajagat.wordpress.com)