Imagine This.......

a: Glycoprotein ~
b: molecular trees

What: "Glycoproteins are like molecular trees, with the protein portion being the trunk and the sugar molecules forming the leaves and branches. It is almost as though the prokaryotes were building a forest with which to protect them selves, much in the way in the way higher plants covered the surface of the earth millions of years later." and he goes on to say that if a glycoprotein is a like a tree, the glycocalyx is like the forest.

Writer: Joseph Panno
Date: May 8 2013 11:23 AM

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