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Look at One Sugar Close-up through Eyes of Quantum Glycomics
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2011, 05:11:05 PM »
Look at One Sugar Close-up through Eyes of Quantum Glycomics
is also available as Smart Sugars Lesson #28

by JC Spencer

The discipline of Quantum Glycobiology is becoming more exciting as we study each of the Royal Sugars.  In this lesson, we will look up-close at the unseen force produced by the actual bond of the two glucose molecules that makes up the sugar trehalose.  How does this unseen force actually create an invisible cell stress protectant?

Remember, QG is applying unseen forces that are overlooked or considered unimportant in basic physics.  Quantum physics is the intricate working of physics that we are beginning to understand better as we observe up-close unexplained phenomena.  The demarcation line between physics and quantum physics will not soon go away.  We will, however, improve our vision to better see over the line and to postulate new possibilities and predictions.

Contributing to this quantum study is a Japanese paper pre-published July 9, 2011 and posted on by the NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ahead of print in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B.

The researchers made an interesting discovery when they were experimenting with trehalose and benzene.

There are hidden influences within the trehalose bond.  This unique sugar is a non-reducing disaccharide consisting of two glucose molecules bonded by an á,á - 1, 1 glycosidic link.  This bond in some yet unknown manner, contributes to protecting cells from stress as it strengthens the cell membrane with a hydration cell.

In Lesson #10, I discussed how researchers at the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland were surprised to learn that trehalose hydration cells form shields against electron beam microscopy damage.

Today’s lesson is on the most recent research team in Japan investigating interaction between trehalose and aromatic compounds.  They found evidence for formation of stable intermolecular complexes of trehalose with benzene.

Many research papers validate evidence that trehalose hydrates the cell membrane in plants and animals and protects the cells from stress.  Now, we are observing “spooky action” of unseen causes for the stress protecting qualities of trehalose.  Better understanding of what we observe will follow.

The benzene around the trehalose contains part of the answer to how cells are protected.  Today’s labs allow us to observe up-closer in more detail and from the evidence to theorize possibilities.  We can calculate the potential of unseen forces as functions caused by the distance between molecules as with trehalose and benzene.

The researchers discovered from the study that the benzene molecule became located only around the hydrophobic side of trehalose (resistant so as to avoid wetting) where the first hydration shell is not formed. They concluded that benzene binds to trehalose in a fashion where damage from dehydration is minimized.

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