Plants

Plants (26)

This site is devoted to the prevention of illness and the improvement of exercise performance. It attributes the forces that accomplish these lofty goal to the cell membrane receptors of the athlete and the molecules they interact with. These are called ligands. Ligands originate as foods and drugs.  Good foods stimulate the body's healing systems.  Healing in advance of illness produces exceptionalism. The binding of foods and their receptors in…
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Receptor Switches

  The Athlete’s Solution is based on the principals and practices of the Ancient Healers who used plants to heal villagers. They used whole plants and placebo to heal. The medicinal effects of botanicals are due to the totality of the compounds in the plants. No one ingredient, and no one plant dominated the others.   Nature created multiple versions of the same compound to help the plant survive or…
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Receptor Science

Receptor and ligand, hormone and hormone receptor, enzyme and substrate, neurotransmitter and synapse. These pairs are alike in that they all function by the binding of two molecular mates. These are examples of compounds acting as molecular locks and keys. This binding phenomena is based on a perfect spatial fitting between a drug, hormone, herb and a receptor. These bindings have a high specificity with the slightest alteration in either…
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Botanical librairies

Unlike the synthetic, combinatorial libraries, Nature’s creation (plants), does not contain the entire library of all possibilities. Drugs utilize the most limited version or volume of the plant it was made from. According to phrmaceutical science, it's the only one actually needed. The plant on the other hand, synthesizes one of Nature’s many libraries. Each library contains many unique chemicals, some of which we know about and some we do…
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Nuclear Receptors

 Receptors stud membranes on their surfaces so that they are accessible for binding. When receptors become bound, they signal a series of molecular reactions targeting DNA. T his type of receptor is called a G-protein coupled receptor. Their activation signal is amplified by the coupled second messenger. Steroid hormones do not act via this second messenger mechanism. Steroids interact directly with DNA. Nuclear receptors regulate the processes of homeostasis, reproduction…
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Plant Parts

Plant Parts We Eat from K-State College of Human Ecology on Vimeo. Roots The first organ to emerge from germinating seeds is the root. The roots perform the vital function of absorbing water and nutrients (iron, calcium, vitamins, hormones and amino acids) deposited by decaying matter. In addition, roots anchor plants in the soil and permit them to remain in position to collect the sunlight needed to carry out photosynthesis.…
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Combinatorial Chemistry

Combinatorial Drug Design Pharmaceutical drugs usually cause predictable results because they are solitary agents that bind only with specific receptors. Receptors contain small areas that are used by drugs, hormones and neurotransmitters for binding. The molecular lock and key method to drug discovery involves the painfully slow process of trial and error. Time is needed to determine the right fit so that the drug can bind with the target receptor…
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