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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Water of the Cephalous Spinal Fluid- The Main Source of Energy of the Central Nervous System

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Arturo Solís-Herrera, Graciela Landín-Miranda, Ruth I. Solís-Arias, Paola E. Solís-Arias, Martha P. Solís-Arias and María del Carmen Arias Esparza


Until today it seems such an irrefutable fact that the main source of energy of the Central Nervous System is the blood vessels. However, the bloodstream itself cannot transport energy, at most only carries substances that eventually take part in endergonic reactions. We found after twelve years of continued studies about the three major causes of blindness that glucose is just a source of biomass; the role of glycan in the living organism is highly complex but only as provision of essential metabolic intermediates, and not as energy provider. Our awe-inspiring finding was that any cell in our body, independent of its function, needs water not only as a solvent or vehicle, but as a fundamental chemical energy source. The explanation of how a eukaryotic cell could dissociate or break the water at room temperature in order to get energy is also amazing: Melanin is to the animal kingdom as chlorophyll is to the plant kingdom. Both substances split, dissociate or break the water molecule. As an analog, we appointed it as human photosynthesis. The pharmacologic modulation of human photosynthesis or the capacity of human body to transform light into chemical energy, offers an opportunity to open new and very efficient ways to treat several diseases representing an important area of study in the epidemiological point of view.


Blood Vessels, CSF, Energy, Hydrogen, Melanin, Oxygen, Photosynthesis.


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