New Hypotheses on the Hydration of Collagen

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New Hypotheses on the Hydration of Collagen



James L. Oschman, Ph.D.

Nature’s Own Research Association, PO Box 1935, Dover, NH USA

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HYPOTHESIS The

triple helical collagen molecules in the human body

(a)

are very long
and thin and many millions of them join in precisely
ordered

parallel arrays
termed

liquid
crystal

mesophases (Bouligand)

(b)
.
The spacing of amino acids along the collagen
molecule
provides a “perfect fit” for organizing chains of water molecules

around the
collagen (c,d)
.

It is suggested that the

synchronized
anisotropic
spinning

of these water
molecules
has systemic effects on stability, elasticity
,
enzymatic activity

and other
asp
ects

of fascia
l functioning
.

APPROACH This is a summary
and interpretation
of
European research on the
significance of

collagen structure
for
organizing

layers of
coherent
ly

spinning
water
molecules

(Berendsen, the Netherlands; Del Giudice, Italy;
Ho, U
ni
ted
K
ingdom
)
. RESULTS
Highly ordered c
ollagen
ous structures

yield X
-
ray
diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance images showing
precise fits with

chains of
water molecules.
Because of the
high degree of

order
,

the water molecules
are

also
regarded as
a

body
-
wide liq
uid crystalline system

primarily oriented along the body’s
vertical axis

(
c
).
Protein and hydration layers form a dynamically coherent unit extending
throughout the body.
Further research shows that there are about
3
-
4

layers of water
molecule
s surrounding each collagen
molecule

(
d
).

CONCLUSION
Recent research
ha
s
revealed profoundly important quantum effects and relationships in structures such as
these
: an ability to trap enviro
nmental electromagnetic fields;

an ability of interfacial
water l
ayers to act as batteries (Pollack); and an ability to release quasi
-
free
anti
-
oxidant
electrons that
control inflammation and
power redox reactions.