"About a third of the proteins in the human body go through the ER. The ER is like a massive shipping facility that folds, packages, and exports proteins to destinations inside and outside of the cell. "
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.