sugar code on cells

In an earlier blog The Demon in the Machine Paul Davies in his book by the same name asserts that there is heightened electrical activity in embryogenesis and in cancer cells.

An article in New Scientist entitled “We could kill cancer cells by hijacking their odd electrical current” tells us that cancer cells have tPMET (Trans-Plasma Membrane Electron Transfer) that is different from normal cells.

All biological cells use electrons to power themselves. In the early 2000s, however, it was discovered that cells can also send electrons outside their membranes along biological “relays” made of proteins and other molecules. The significance of this trans-plasma membrane electron transfer (tPMET) is not known, however it’s long been suspected that there is a link between the way cancer cells change their metabolism to spread and grow and changes to the way the cells do this trans-plasma electron transfer.

It is believed that this tPMET involves phosphorylation of sugars such as glucose. Another earlier blog The Science Delusion tells us of a discovery that our cells use a sugar code more complex than DNA to identify and interact with each other. It turns out that every type of cell in our bodies has a unique sugar coating. And whenever anything interacts with a cell, it must recognise that sugar code and use the appropriate secret handshake. The sugar code, known as the glycome, contains tens of different sugars that fit together in branched strings called glycans. Reading the sugar code isn’t just a case of decoding it letter by letter, but recognising the shape of each sugar and understanding what it means. The things that latch on to cell surface sugars in nature – the hands that do the grabbing – are proteins called lectins, which have internal cavities that fit snugly around specific sugars.

What we see here is a classic case of scientists talking about the same thing in different ways. One group of scientists are calling it tPMET and another group are calling it a chemical recognition of the sugar code. The fact is that these sugars on the outside of the cell are soluble and the cell in vivo is immersed in water. These sugars on the outside of the cell membrane create an electron rich liquid medium that is excellent for the conduction of electricity. Just like the sugar-phosphate backbone of the DNA that is hydrophilic and also soluble in water that creates an electron rich liquid medium for the conduction of electricity.

The living cell in vivo is an extremely complex electronic unit and any attempt to describe it in terms of ‘chemical reactions’ or even in terms of ‘chemoelectricity’ or ‘bioelectricity’ is simply missing the point. All communication in cells, whether intracellular or extracellular, takes place as a result of tuning into precise frequencies in the EMF (Electromagnetic Force) aka electronics aka EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) aka biophotons aka optogenetics aka radiogenetics aka magnetogenetics.

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