Chris Tomlin feat.
listens as Louie Giglio gives a talk about amazing Laminin, which is the cell adhesion molecule which holds our bodies together.
Notice its shape. - How Great is Our God Tour. February 10, 2007 @ Lifechangers in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Laminin is the major non-collagenous component
of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit. Basically, laminin is a protein found in the "extracellular
matrix", the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the "basement membrane".
It has four arms that can bind to four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding to other laminin
molecules, which is what makes it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to cells, which helps anchor
the actual organs to the membrane.
The laminin protein is made up of three separate parts, called the A, B1, and
B2 chains. That gives it a total of six "ends", which accounts for a lot of its flexibility in connecting up various
kinds of molecules. Because of this, scientists who create biomaterials are extremely interested in the whole family of laminins.
They are a family of glycoproteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every animal tissue.
Laminins are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices.
Laminin is vital to making
sure overall body structures hold together. Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to
a form of muscular dystrophy. It can also cause progeria.
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An Amazing Look at How Jesus is Holding Each of Us Together
by Aimee Herd :
May 21, 2008 :
Louie Giglio: This passage from Colossians that ties it all together...
Col. 1:15-20 [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were
created: things in Heaven and on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things
were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
He is the head
of the body, the Church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything. For God was pleased
to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on Earth or things
in Heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross.