Sunday, June 15, 2008

Laminin is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit.[1] Basically, laminin is a protein found in the "extracellular matrix", the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the "basement membrane". It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor the actual organs to the membrane.

The laminin protein is made up of three separate parts, called the A, B1, and B2 chains. That gives it a total of six "ends", which accounts for a lot of its flexibility in connecting up various kinds of molecules. Because of this, scientists who create biomaterials are extremely interested in the whole family of laminins. They are a family of glycoproteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every animal tissue. Laminins are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices.

Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together. from wikipedia

Colossians 1:16
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

************Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. ************************

Colossians 1:20
and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

Romans 11:36 (Whole Chapter)
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

My pastor shared this with us this morning through a video clip of Louie Giglio, another speaker. I am amazed and in awe and refreshingly reminded that my God- The creator of the heavens and the Earth- He who set the stars in place, placed this protein in my body which holds me together at the most intimate level. That the God of ALL creation would use this same symbol to remind us of his son Jesus Christ through whom we have everlasting Life. Through whom all Life exists. Thank you Father for electron microscopes! Thank you for the internet that allows these pictures to and videos to be shared. But thank you most of all for creation. Thank you, Jesus, for Laminin.

1 comment:

  1. I Love this! Did you make all the cakes on the other site? Incredible!