“…In Him all things hold together.”

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Blessings, Christian Beliefs, Nature Reveals God, The Bible
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Colossians 1:17 says:

17 He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.

He wasn’t kidding I just discovered something AMAZING today, not only were we SAVED by believing on Christ sacrifice on the cross. BY Grace through Faith and nothing else…but our very cells are held together by multitudes of CROSSES!

As you can see in the picture it is made of three strands, now that’s really really cool!

Laminin is defined at Wikipedia as:

Laminins are major proteins in the basal lamina (formerly improperly called “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, adhesion as well as phenotype and survival.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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 laminins are a family of glycoproteins that 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). [4]

As I stated earlier these are shaped like Crosses.

It’s amazing how we have been so fearfully ans wonderfully made.

In Christ,

Ross

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Comments
  1. Jordan says:

    You posted the email I sent you 🙂

    Sorry that I haven’t been on. Computer died, sent off to company to be reborn and is in the process of being reshipped. I will be on more soon…hopefully.

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