Thursday, April 8, 2010
Mapping between intercellular communication and brain interpretation of the signals
The trick in biochemistry and in cellular biochemistry is to understand where our understanding stands. We know about receptors embedded in the cell membrane and we know about inter-cellular communication via ion concentration changing and channel, gate opening closing. But, what we don't know is how the INTERPRETATION is done in the brain. The interpretation is present, we know it, and we can eventually make a MAP between the receptor(-signal-ion concentration-channel dynamics) and interpretation in brain, but we don't know how the interpretation in brain is realized. That's the state of molecular biology and cellular biochemistry now. Still, even this approach allows to design drugs and understand mechanisms in brain and of signals.