Intelligent Life Part 2: Proteins and the Cell Membrane

The internal, physical energy force that expresses life is brought about by the actions of proteins (not the protein we eat) in the body as stimulated by nerve impulses directed by the brain and through the nervous system from the universal energy (the energy around us, both seen and unseen) we pick up on with our senses. Different kinds of proteins do different things in the body:

· Structural proteins make up the physical parts of the cell (membrane, nucleus, organelles).

· Enzymes catalyze chemical reactions in the body (like the enzymes that break down the food you eat into nutrients).

· Regulatory proteins stimulate/hinder the actions of other proteins and the expression of genes (like hormones and neurotransmitters).

· Transport proteins transport other molecules from one place to another within the body (like hemoglobin and transport channels/gates within the membrane).

· And we have antibodies/immunoglobulins that help to identify self from non-self and therefore defend the body from foreign invaders (toxins, allergens, pathogens).

So, every part and process in your body has proteins involved. This is how it is organized/structured (how it looks) as well as how it works/runs (how it functions) …. how it survives in our 3D universe. However, without some sort of stimulation and intelligence, proteins are just inanimate objects like your water glass is. They need a signal telling them what to do, when to do it, how long to do it, how much to do it, etc.

That signal or CAUSE of protein creation, and therefore life expression, was thought to be the DNA according to the Central Dogma. But experiments that have extracted the nucleus of the cell, which was thought to be the “brain” regulating the cell, did not kill the cell IMMEDIATELY like removing the brain to the total human would. This proved that the nucleus, and therefore the DNA contained within, is not the regulator of the cell like the brain of the total human is the regulator of the entire body. In fact, many cells can live for up to 2 months without a nucleus. They can survive, meaning they can still do the complex tasks they are designed to do to stay alive like nutrient absorption and waste elimination, but they cannot divide (reproduce/regenerate) nor are able to replenish any protein parts (repair) they lose during the normal wear and tear of the cell's life. This of course eventually causes mechanical dysfunctions in the cell that ultimately result in death of the cell as well as death of the cell's ancestral line, which is needed to continue life in the organism the cell is present in.

So, what is the “brain” of the cell? The cell membrane. Or as Dr. Bruce Lipton (a pioneer in Epigenetics) calls it, the “magical memBRAIN.” The membrane itself consists of fats (phospholipids to be precise) and different proteins that allow nutrients, waste materials, as well as other forms of “information” to be transported across it to ensure smooth functioning of the cell... to keep the cell alive and healthy as best as possible.

Intelligent things have to have awareness and the ability to take action if they want to survive. They have to have to be able to sense what is around them and to be able to act on that information in an efficient way; this is basic survival instinct that every being on the planet has. Therefore, we as humans have to have certain biological elements that perceive the environment; or become aware of it through physical sensation. You know that on a macro physical level, we have our five physical senses (sensory elements) that provide our brain with information about our surroundings, and we have our muscles and organs/glands/blood vessels (motor elements) that move our body and are the working parts of our human machine. Our brain sifts through all the sensory information that surrounds us (millions and millions of stimuli, both known and unknown; your brain never rests) and determines what out of all that information is needed to maintain body homeostasis (coherence, balance, harmony), needed to support being alive as long as possible.

We also have sensory and motor elements on the cellular level to help the cells perceive the body environment. First, our cell membranes have receptor proteins, which are the cell’s sense organs (the equivalent of our eyes, ears, nose, taste buds, etc) that perceive the extracellular environment/space (the environment outside the cell and between cells but still within the body). These sensors are tuned to respond to specific environmental signals, depending on the receptor; meaning they each respond to a specific stimulus. Some receptors extend to the inside of the cell to monitor the internal workings of the cell while others extend to the outside of the cell to monitor external signals. These receptor proteins only activate (do their specific job, whatever that is) when they are bound to a specific environmental signal, either internal or external.

This is how it works: an environmental signal (either physical or vibrational) acts like a key to the receptor protein’s lock with every single environmental signal (hormone, neurotransmitter, light wave, sound wave, etc) matching to a specific receptor protein. Note that some substances can diffuse through the cell membrane without needing to go through these protein gates. Once the key is in the lock, the “door” is unlocked, meaning the receptor protein literally changes its electric charge to the active position… it basically puts up a big flashing sign so that the rest of the cell knows what is incoming or it activates another protein to do something else.

Our cell membranes also have effector proteins, which are the action generators of the cell (the equivalent of our motor nerves). Meaning they translate environmental signals into cellular behavior. They stimulate protein creation and genetic expression because they signal the regulatory proteins that keep the chromosomes (wound up DNA) in their compact and covered position to unwind, uncover, and unzip the DNA so it can be “read” or expressed: RNA is formed and from that, proteins are generated. In order for you to be alive and stay alive for many years, your cells must continually synthesize proteins required for growth, reproduction, metabolism, and regulation. And this requires the accurate transfer of genetic information from DNA to the amino acid sequences that make up the backbone of the protein structure through this genetic expression process on a continual basis, not just when it’s time for human reproduction. This means that our genetic structures cannot be fixed like they were once thought to be. Our DNA expression has to be dynamic and fluid, it must have the ability to adapt to the different environmental signals that we put our body in because it is from these environmental signals that the DNA gets its instructions on what protein to produce to create in the first place in order for a certain reaction, function, response, process in the body to take place.

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