Melanin, the Master Molecule

Melanin, the Master Molecule

Melanin is a biological molecule associated with pigmentation in humans and animals. However, melanin has been observed to have other functions such as neuroprotection and energy production. In ...
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Energy Production, the Key Role of the Melanin Molecule in the Human Body: Implications in the Context of Aging

Pp. 166-185 (20)

Arturo Solís Herrera, María del Carmen Arias Esparza, Ruth Isabel Solís Arias, Paola Eugenia Solís Arias and Martha Patricia Solís Arias

Abstract

Nutrition has been defined as the study of food and nourishment, examining the nutritional content of different foods, the amount of nutrients required for healthy growth and function and how this varies for different people. The main focus was so far in carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals. The role of water, in spite to be the main constituent of the human body, was limited to volume in the circulatory apparatus, a simple solvent where metabolic reactions take place; an inner cleaner for the elimination of waste products, and maintenance of the body temperature and plasma volume. Our finding, in the human eye initially, of the intrinsic property of melanin molecule to split and re-form the water molecule breaks the ground. Our body has the astonishing property to uses water as source of electrons, as in plants happen. This fact, previously unknown in human eukaryotic cell, represents a turning point in many fields of human knowledge, among them, the Nutrition concept. Water is the source of energy by excellence and meals are merely the source of biomass. With meals our body makes skin, nails, hair, muscle, blood, neuron cells, bone; etc. Glucose is out of discussion, the perfect building block, thereby our organism is able to makes even nucleic acids arising from C6H12O6. However, energy, defined as any thing that is able to produce some kind of change, is taken from water through the dissociation and re-formation of the molecule. Melanin is the equivalent to the human chlorophyll. Both molecules possess the intrinsic capacity to transform photonic energy into free chemical energy, susceptible to be used by eukaryotic cell.

Keywords:

Biomass, Energy, Hydrogen, Macula, Melanin, Photosynthesis, Water dissociation.

Affiliation:

Human PhotosynthesisTM Study Center, Avenida Aguascalientes Norte 607, Pulgas Pandas Sur, Aguascalientes, México; CP 20138.