Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A chance encounter with Kinesis

A chance encounter with KINESIS

Today I met a patient who told me about a BRITISH COMPANY READY TO LAUNCH
"KINESIS" AS WAY TO CONTROL DISEASE.  I WAS EXCITED BELIEVING IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH KINESIN THAT WE ARE STUDYING AT CRBCM.

Suffice is to say that we stumbled on a reality within cellular life.  In fact, when one speaks about Kinesis,
TAXIS is not far behind!  In the presence of certain stimuli, cells will spontaneously move toward these stimuli as if they had a "nose" for them.  This is called Taxis.  The movement toward the stimulus is coordinated. The cells move deliberately toward the stimulus. For biologists, when the stimulus is not sufficient or weak, the cell will move toward it but with uncoordinated movement they call it KINESIS.
Can we harvest this capacity for cellular migration toward a stimulus for our purpose in cancer fight?  CAN WE SEND NATURAL KILLER CELLS TOWARD A CANCER CELL AND /OR VICE VERSA?
IT IS BELIEVED THAT SPERM CELLS RUN TOWARD THE OS OF THE CERVIX BECAUSE OF THE DIFFERENCE IN PH, CAN WE USE OTHER "STIMULI" TO ATTRACT OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TOWARD LEUKEMIC CELLS?  OUR INVESTIGATION IS ON!

ALSO LOOK UP STILL CELL TOLL RECEPTOR AS A STIMULUS FOR INNATE IMMUNE RESPONSE, OR IS IT ANOTHER BALL GAME ALTOGETHER?  JOINING THE DISCUSSION!
PUT YOUR NECK OUT LIKE ME!
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