Large protein ALG13; 200 amino acids long

Large protein ALG13; 200 amino acids long (Photo credit: Argonne National Laboratory)

Dr Lipton, [See his videos on thios topic: Video #1 Video #2] says we have about 100,000 different proteins in our body. They are basic building blocks and communications. Most proteins have multiple positions they can be in. A human muscle can be relaxed or contracted. When a relaxed muscle cell is introduced to calcium, it moves it shape to a constrained position. If our genes are the hardware and epigenetics are the software then protein is the data from our environment that triggers the software to run on the hardware.