Thursday, September 29, 2005

WASP Gene Mutations

We were given an article by the Stanford immunologist that provides detailed information about the functions of WASP (Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Protein). The conclusion illustrates its complexity:

WASP is a complex protein with multiple functional domains. It is involved in platelet production/removal, cytoplasmic signaling, actin polymerization, cell-cell interaction, immunological synapse formation, cell motility, phagocytosis and neutrophil production/release.

(reference WASP Gene Mutations and Phenotype by Kohsuke Imai and others)

In Figure 1. (WASP functional domains and it's binding partners) there is a mind boggling illustration of how WASP interacts with a number of cytoplasmic molecules.

It's hard to imagine how any natural supplement could heal WASP. That is why we put our trust in God.

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