What is the Throomian Hypothesis?

howard hershey hersheyh at indiana.edu
Sat Oct 16 20:46:17 EST 1999

yojimbo5681 at my-deja.com wrote:
> In article <199910151547.LAA22120 at milo.math.sc.edu>,
>   Peter Nyikos <nyikos at math.sc.edu> wrote:
> > I don't see why the role of proteins couldn't be played
> > by ribozymes.  In fact, the "loosey-goosey" nature of RNA
> > molecules (as one person put it) might actually be an asset
> > here: our own neurons aren't the simple on/off things early
> > researchers assumed, and RNA molecules might actually permit
> > a wider range of responses.
> i see our resident bio-chemist is now claiming that ribozymes can
> substitute for proteins.
> leaving aside that interestingly quaint notion for a bit, he then
> proposes that RNA, as opposed to protein, might make neurons more
> flexible and responsive.
> before i really start to lay into him on this one, i would like dr. p to
> more clearly explain what he means by this interesting statement.
> to further facilitate discussion, i have added bionet.neuroscience.

Cruel, cruel, cruel.  Both to Peter and the people reading
bionet.neuroscience.  I sincerely recommend that all efforts be made to
keep Peter off *real* science talk groups.  It only irritates the
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