5th-6th Sept 2018 Dublin, Ireland

Complexity: Routes and Patterns (4)

Amino acid coevolution reveals three-dimensional structure and functional domains of insect odorant receptors (2015)

…the current models are both consistent with available and new experimental data and offer a number of predictions – notably, through revelation of highly constrained residues (Supplementary Data 910) – to guide and visualise structure-function analyses of these unusual sensory receptors.

No experimental evidence of top-down causation links anything except the quantized energy-dependent creation of enzymes, hormones, and receptors to biophysically constrained viral latency and ecological adaptations.

See: Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled ecological adaptations: from atoms to ecosystems (2014)

See for comparison: Tuning Insect Odorant Receptors (2018)

Analyzing the variation of insect OR protein amino acids during evolution revealed a model for transmembrane domain arrangement that is unrelated to GPCRs (Hopf et al., 2015).

Try to refute my model with the latest pseudoscientific nonsense about coevolved amino acids.

SARCASM ALERT:Alternatively, evolve and fly away.

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