What is it about?

How biological functions and malfunctions can be theoretically described using replicating materials of the intracellular matrix from functional cells (chemical molecular motors, ions and water).

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Why is it important?

Describing life functions, including brain functions, from new chemical models is one of the scientific goals for the next centuries. The second aim is to develop a new technology (zoomorphic and anthropomorphic tools and robots) constituted by multifunctional chemical-driven tools. Here we advance that the nervous pulse informing the brain about the working conditions of any organ (multi sensory pulse) can be generated by the energy of the functional reaction, which adapts, instantaneously, to the thermal, chemical or mechanical working conditions. The empirical energetic asymmetry of the electrochemical reversible reaction involving the cooperative actuation of molecular machines describe why mother nature has selected the most efficient of the two reactions to develop biological functions.


Using materials constituted by chemical molecular machines, ions and water (replicating the intracellular matrix from functional cells) here we review some aspects of the efforts devoted to describe, from a theoretical point of view, life functions.

Professor Toribio F. Otero
Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena

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This page is a summary of: The Energy Consumed by Electrochemical Molecular Machines as Self-Sensor of the Reaction Conditions: Origin of Sensing Nervous Pulses and Asymmetry in Biological Functions, ChemElectroChem, October 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/celc.201800905.
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