"The dopamine receptor, located on the cell surface, is like a fishing pole that catches dopamine. Methylation supports receptor activity by keeping the phospholipids in the cell membrane fluid. Membrane fluidity also aids proper signaling of the immune system and protects nerves from damage. The symptoms of diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer's disease result from nerve damage."
"The dopamine receptor, located on the cell surface, is like a fishing pole that catches dopamine."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.