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THE PROTECTION PROTEIN

Abigail Jeronimo

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Protein Essay

Many
animals can sense danger. They have natural abilities that allow them to sense
what is going around in their surroundings, and if they need to protect their
species they will. They all have a way to keep their family, pack, or even
themselves safe. Humans don’t really have that sense. The human species might have
feelings that something around them may
not be right, but they do not have a real sense to know if they are just being
paranoid or if they are really in danger. Currently, I am a newly discovered.
This discovery is still being researched and experimented on, but I am a
protein that will hopefully keep mankind safe from dangerous situations. I am
called the Protection Protein because of what I can do.

I
get my name from helping people sense danger
so that they can stay away from it, or even protect others. I am here to be the
sixth sense of a human, and I work in an amazing way. Being not like any other
protein in the body, I attach myself to the DNA of the human’s body I am in, and
I end up in the brain. The brain is a
wonderful place, because of all the
senses that the human body has come from the brain. Personally, I work in the
parietal lobe, where all the senses give messages to the body about what is
happening in around their surroundings. Humans already have five senses (smell,
touch, sight, hearing, and taste), and I
become the sixth sense, protection. I work like a stop light at an
intersection, and my three colors are red, green, and yellow. Each color has a
meaning. Green means notice; there is a risk
of danger but not much, so you are most likely safe. Yellow means to be
cautious and careful; there could be something minor but dangerous that could
happen. Finally, there is red. Red means danger; there is something that is
endangering you or the people you are with. When you see this color you must be
completely aware of what is going on. Humans can see color because of a protein
called Rhodopsin or Opsin for short. “Opsins
in the eye detect light. They convert light into electrical and chemical
signals that can be interpreted by the brain” (Genetic Science Learning)because
it is interpreted by the brain it gives the knowledge of what the color is and
be aware of the situation. Usually, you can feel the colors, green,
yellow and sometimes red, which means danger. A human is usually born with this
protein. I am a mutation from the other senses and help people be safe and
protected. I am very rare and not many people have me in their body, so
sometimes finding a human with my type of protein can be difficult.  My structure is confusing; I am in the primary
structure. I can attach myself to the DNA and chromosome, and a chaperone
protein is what helps me become my shape. Without my chaperone, I would not be
where I am right now. I am expressed in the neurons in the brain, and the
neurotransmitters allow for my function to be expressed
in the body.

I
seem to be a great protein. One thing that I have not told you is what if
something goes wrong with me. I, like all other proteins, can become
dysfunctional. I can eventually mess up, even if I am great. If a human happens
to hit their head badly, it can cause a bad brain injury, which could affect
me. If I stop working, I will not be able to give off the sense that danger is
in the area. The hypothetical injury to the brain can cause all the proteins to
malfunction, and I could become confused, giving off the wrong information. For
example, there could be no danger, and I could still give off the red-colored
signal. This could cause the human that I am in could to become constantly
paranoid or just have the wrong information. This could lead to actual danger
to the human’s body. Sometimes when I am dysfunctional, I can start to cause
symptoms like headaches and vomiting to the human body. I can also cause
dizziness and ringing in the ears. Because the research that is being done on
me is still so new, the scientist still does not know if there is a way to fix
me after I have become dysfunctional. Since most humans are already adapted to
living without an actual sense that tells them that there is danger, I believe that they can live or even
adapt to their surroundings without me in their body. Researchers are currently
looking for a something to set me back on track if I mess up. Although,  I hopefully will not malfunction like that. Sadly,
there is no way to fix me, because I am rare and not many people have my type
of protein.

I,
the Protection Protein, am great. It is amazing that people can have me in
their bodies, and I can help them protect people. I am more like a gift than a
mutation. People should use this gift to protect people. For example, the human
being who has me in their brain can go into any branch of the military and protect
their team from danger. I hope that one day, scientists can figure out where I
come from and be able to create more of me so that many other people could have
me in their body and be able to use me for good.

 

Bibliography

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