Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Guess what this is?

Basically, laminin is a protein found in the "extracellular matrix", the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the "basement membrane". It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor the actual organs to the membrane.
Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together.

Quite a coincidence that this reminds me of
Colossians 1:15-20 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and “he holds all creation together”.

Thanks for your video post Sirena!!!


Sharon said...

woah so cool you posted this. My dad just preached on Sunday morning and he used that same verse and the example of the laminin proteins. Cool! Thanks for posting. :)

Shirley said...

Hi Adam: I remember my first pastor talking about why the earth doesn't fly apart (or anything else for that matter) - because Jesus Christ literally holds everything together. S

Sharon said...

Hey Char. I would love to host a party. But we are leaving soon to go on vacation so it would have to be after we got back. I will let you know when we get home. Is that ok?? :)