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Crystallized Form, Specialized Function

Proteins are the building blocks of physical life. Without them, life has no scaffolding, no form. Strings of amino acids, folded and twisted, arranging into unique shapes as the environment shifts. Proteins are not static, they move and adapt to their environment, to life itself. Some sequences of amino acids are more fluid than others, arranging into functional forms as needed by an ever-changing environment. Others maintain intentions of staying fixed, consistent to their core arrangement. Under the right environment and conditions, each does exactly what it is supposed to do. 

Each aspect of the physical composition of the mind-body is built for and fuels some function unique to it.

Why is the arrangement of a protein so important?

Function. The size, shape, and composition of a protein, just like your body, affects its function. I have a friend who used to work in a private laboratory that grew, isolated, purified, and crystallized proteins. This was so that they could shoot a laser through tiny little protein crystals. When light moves through form, it is absorbed, refracted, and reflected. This information can be recorded for characterization purposes. This literally is the perfect example of how shape and physical characteristics affect function (in this case, how the laser light moves through the protein). 

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