"MAGNETOTACTIC CYTOPLASMIC STREAMING"

Michael Fisher fishmill at sgi.net
Thu Feb 26 07:53:52 EST 1998


AEJackson:

Your theories are loopy.

Magnetism within cellular organelles does not cause circulation.  Try to
imagine the forces which magnetism would have to generate to actually
move these organelles within the cytoskeleton.  Without significant
amounts of magnetic material and a powerful magnetic field, this
microcirculation will not occur.

Given the constraints, the neccessary forces, and known cellular
mechanics, metabolic activity and not magnetism explains cell motility.

Some interesting phenomenon occurs within cells in electromagnetic
fields, but hoping to explain common cellular circulation is not one of
them.



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