Disclaimer, I still don't know! At first I thought that the lipid nanoparticles (LNP) simply fused with whatever cells they came into contact when they were injected into my left tricep. My myocytes died in the process of producing this alien protein. Then antigen presenting marcophage came in to gobble up the mess of my… Continue reading How the mRNA vaccine works
A few months ago the NIH issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding patient acquired samples to monitor the events prior to an autoimmune disease. Some of the papers this NIH website cited extensively analyzed cytokines but just picked a few key proteins. Sokolove, J., Bromberg, R., Deane, K. D., Lahey, L. J., Derber, L.… Continue reading At home autoimmunity test
I had an idea of at at home auto antibody test. Reading about auto antibodies changes my strategy totally for this at home product. How can our bodies product anti bodies against a protein that only recognizes a protein epitope when the protein is associated with other proteins? Smooth muscle proteins, and actin in particular,… Continue reading Smooth muscle autoantibodies
In this assignment you will calculate the mass of 5 moles and 5 micro-moles of your element super hero. In just this one sentence there are two terms you may not be familiar with. The difference between mass and weight may be tricky. Newtons (N) are a unit of force or weight. Newtons of force… Continue reading What is a mole?
I just like proteases. I used them a lot when I worked at a nucleic acids isolation company called Argylla Technologies. When that company ran out of money, I "borrowed" some leftover Flavourzyme. I was going to make my own special fish proteolytic mix for flavoring soups. I went to the local oriental market and… Continue reading Covid-19 Protease