"Integrins are like "an on-off switch that allows a cell to talk more efficiently to its neighbors," says Davis, whose findings are the first to implicate a role for these proteins in memory."
"Integrins are like telephone operators who connect incoming and outgoing messages between the oligodendrocyte's exterior and interior. This two-waycommunication
affects how and when oligodendrocytes
will begin to wrap their myelin-filled
membranes around nerve axons."
"Could it be that integrins are like key logic gates in the vast biological computer of the human body, functioning as key intersections for the overall flow of energy and information in the body. Integrin molecules are focal points where many approaches converge in terms of physiology, biochemistry, energetics, emotions, and therapeutic technique. "
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