More Specialized Complexity Found In A Cell

As scientists are beginning to discover, it’s not just having the right parts that makes a body function rather it’s having those parts controlled by the right regulators. Ah, intelligent engineering at it’s best! Speaking of which, there are many designed electrical appliances that many use in their daily lives such as microwaves, stoves, vacuum cleaners, tooth brushes, carpet cleaners and a host of other things as well…But there is one designed electrical appliance that we all own and that is…

“Cardiac morphogenesis is a complex process that is mediated by a coordinated set of cellular and molecular as well as environmental factors.  Recent studies have shown that epigenetic forces such as cardiomyocyte contractility and intracardiac hemodynamic flow regulate this process.”

“Furthermore, in vitro studies suggest that cardiomyocytes can realign themselves according to electrical conduction directionality.  However, because electrical cardiac conduction and mechanical contractile forces are intimately coupled in the intact heart, it is difficult to assess the individual contribution of these influences to overall heart organogenesis.  Here, we make use of several zebrafish cardiac mutants to uncouple these two influences, and find that electrical conduction exclusive of contractile influences can directly participate in remodeling and morphogenesis of the vertebrate heart.” -PNAS

Researchers at the University of California are basically saying this, controlled electricity guides your individual heart cells into a position during heart development and repair. How does it work? “These electrical effects might be mediated through intracellular calcium fluxes which can affect cell polarization.  Furthermore, a number of cell surface receptors… can also be redistributed in the cell membrane by electric fields.”

This discovery makes great progress in treating certain heart patients. Patients with electrical conduction disorders can get better when the beats are re-synchronized! They describe it as being a “…overall cardiac improvement from the resynchronization of the ventricles in heart failure patients manifesting conduction disorders may be due to beneficial realignment and improved remodeling of the myocardium primarily from proper and synchronized electrical signaling.”

If the electricity is correct, the heart will improve! This helps better understand the defibrillation devices and electrical heart stimulators! Epigenetics is only in it’s infancy as far as research. We have learned much from the DNA code that provides proteins with specialized information needed to build and other things as well. It is also interesting to note, did the scientists need the book of Darwin to understand how this specialized complexity worked? Was evolution needed at all? The answer of course is no! The future is looking better all the time for creation science!

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10 thoughts on “More Specialized Complexity Found In A Cell

  1. This one is for Eelco:


    (1) Blog readership numbers ?

    (2) Your qualifications to discuss any scientific subject, in response to the challenge to Olorin.

    (3) A substantive review of Signature in the Cell, promised for August 2009.

  2. Lalalalala

    Hm. This also is what you say to street urchins in Cairo who keep pestering you trying to sell you sdomething. In Arabic, it maeans “No no no no no no no.”

    Appropriate?

  3. Olorin :

    Lalalalala

    Hm. This also is what you say to street urchins in Cairo who keep pestering you trying to sell you sdomething. In Arabic, it maeans “No no no no no no no.”
    Appropriate?

    LOl, I didn’t know that XD

  4. The point of the PNAS paper, is not top introduce newly discovered “specialized[1] complexity” in the heart. Rather, it is to disentangle from each other the separate effects of two processes THAT HAVE BEEN KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME,[2] and are widely found in many structures of all multicellular organisms.

    If Michael were even a skosh knowledgeable in this area, he would know this. Not only that, but he would not be amazed at electricity being “controlled” by calcium fluxes, because we have known for more than a century that THIS IS HOW NERVES WORK, too. The same phenomenon that makes a compass needle align with an electrical current. Or do compasses display “specified complexity” as well?

    Given the abysmal state of his knowledge, Michael might also be amazed that electrical potential differences underlie THE WAY THAT EVERY CELL IN OUR BODIES transports ions across their walls to maintain chemical balance. Elementary electrochemistry.

    .

    Michael opines that “The future is looking better all the time for creation science!”

    Upon what does he base this insight? That the authors did not require evolutionary principles in order to study the hearts of mutant and transgenic zebrafish.[3] Michael, if this is evidence for specialized creation, then scientists truly have every right to laugh at creationists.

    =====================

    [1} Michael persists in using the wrong term for “specified complexity.” I cvan’t seem to persuade him that he is ignorant even in the area of intelligent design.

    [2] PNAS: “However, because electrical cardiac conduction and mechanical contractile forces are intimately coupled in the intact heart, it is difficult to assess the individual contribution of these influences to overall heart organogenesis.”

    [3] “It is also interesting to note, did the scientists need the book of Darwin to understand how this specialized complexity worked? Was evolution needed at all? The answer of course is no!”

  5. I’m out of the big city for a few days. Maybe internet access, maybe not. Don’t let Michael get away with it, whatever it is.

    My son has a new project. All his projects start out as rusty pieces of nonworking metal. When he finishes, they look nice and they work. My talent lies only in taking things apart.

  6. Olorin :I’m out of the big city for a few days. Maybe internet access, maybe not. Don’t let Michael get away with it, whatever it is.
    My son has a new project. All his projects start out as rusty pieces of nonworking metal. When he finishes, they look nice and they work. My talent lies only in taking things apart.

    Will do!

    And take care ^^

  7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .THIS JUST IN

    Serves me right for not having checked in at Scientopia for a long time.

    Mark Chu-Carroll reports that a group at HP Research has published a proof that P!=NP. This could have enormous consequences in the theory of complexity and the mathematical theory of computation. As with any other long-awaited proof, many others are digesting and analyzing it. At this point, it must at least be taken seriously. Creationists, of course, don’t even understand what it’s all about.

  8. Several days later, and the proof is looking shakier. Two significant flaws have been spotted–can they be repaired? The paper has gone through a couple revisions and is no longer available at the HP research site.

    A lot is at stake. There is a $1,000,000 prize for a proof, for one thing. For another, a correct proof is almost guaranteed for a Fields Medal.

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