(09-02-2018, 08:17 AM)Mike Litorus Wrote: Since the two strands of DNA are negatively charged because of the phosphate group, why don’t they they repel each other?
Keith Robison, studied at Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology
This is why counterion concentrations should be taken into account when calculating denaturation (“melting”) temperatures for DNA in PCR or other experiments. Positively charged ions, typically Na+, also help shield the two strands from each other, so DNA will have a lower melting temperature in pure water than in a buffer with a significant concentration of Na+.
It is also notoriously what Linus Pauling, one of the greatest chemists of all time, got wrong in his proposed structure for DNA — he had the phosphate chains on the inside of the helix rather than outside. Watson and Crick also toyed with an inside-out structure, but the problem was pointed out to them.
I would say you're hoping each person on this planet can draw an inside royal straight flush every second of every day in terms of two positively charged ions being able to avoid repelling each other in each of their 75 trillion cells at each of their Voltage gated channels each time one of the four electrolytes makes its trip.
Yet we have confirmed evidence that this is indeed not the case based on the research of Krueger and Smith at the University of Californa in the late 1950's. When they exposed cilia to positive ions, the cilia slowed down or stopped beating due to the effects on the VGCCs. The cilia sped up when exposed to negative ions.
Let me suggest that since the real risk is poorer health due to slowed and stopped cilia, which can produce extremely serious results including that it can kill a person, and in fact can kill all 350 million residents of the US in the next year, we should set aside poker cards and poker odds, and deal with reality.
This isn't a parlor game of theoretical chemistry. Confirmed science tells us we must stop going forward with 5G at least until it is tested with ceramic bricks attached to each cell mast, or better yet, until proven to be safe in addition to the cell masts being attached.
The evidence is overwhelmingly clear. There is no winning hand in this poker game.