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Saturday, February 15, 2014

LAMININS CROSS



From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.(Gal.6:17)

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.(2 Corinthians 4:10)

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Corinthians 2:8)

Laminins are major proteins in the basal lamina (one of the layers of the basement membrane), a protein network foundation for most cells and organs. The laminins are an important and biologically active part of the basal lamina, influencing cell differentiation, migration, and adhesion, as well as phenotype and survival.

Laminins are trimeric proteins that contain an α-chain, a β-chain, and a γ-chain, found in five, four, and three genetic variants, respectively. The laminin molecules are named according to their chain composition. Thus, laminin-511 contains α5, β1, and γ1 chains.Fourteen other chain combinations have been identified in vivo. The trimeric proteins intersect to form a cross-like structure that can bind to other cell membrane and extracellular matrix molecules.The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin molecules, which allows them to form sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor organized tissue cells to the membrane.

The laminin family of glycoproteins are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every tissue of an organism. They are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices. Laminin is vital for the maintenance and survival of tissues. Defective laminins can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy, lethal skin blistering disease (junctional epidermolysis bullosa) and defects of the kidney filter (nephrotic syndrome).

Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together. Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy.

Now it is amazing what the function of this little molecule is…laminin is responsible for holding all of our body structures together…basically, it is the rebar of our body’s….

But what is most amazing is actually what laminin looks like, or the sight of it. So I guess I should show you a picture of laminin…..

That’s right, laminin is in the shape of a cross. Wow. Laminin, the very thing that holds our bodies together, is in the shape of a cross.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God!” -1 Corinthians 1:18

And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.(Luke 14:27)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.(Gal.2:20)

And that is exactly what the cross is; the Power and Love of God…who did not withhold his Son (Jesus) from us, but gave Jesus to be crucified in exchange for us to be able to have life with Him. Jesus is the mediator between us and God. He is the way the truth and the life. No one can reach God except through Jesus, who holds all things together. Many will say this is just a coincidence, but ask yourself what you think; the very molecule that holds our body’s together is in the shape of a cross, the very place Jesus did the very deed that truly holds us together.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. -Colossians 1:15-17

Our Human Body design to be a living cross:

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