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marcsv


Aug 22, 2001, 7:59 PM
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has anyone heard of glycoprotien. its the chemical that fishes in the artic region. well its found within the system of these fishes, its sort of an anti - freeze agent (so these fishes does not float to the surface of the water as iced fish). recently i heard that its being used in US as an anti - freeze agent for plants. do you have any idea how this might affect high altitude climbers and artic (and or antartic) explorers if it were to be modified for human use.



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This glycoprotein really interests me. I will have to dig up some info but as you say, it would be interesting to see what happens to a human.

I can see how it could possible warm up the blood, possibly past the point of uncomfortability. It might even stimulate the brain to send messages to parts of the body in form of movement such as the shakes to keep your body warm. I don't know though, that sounds interesting.


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As I understand it, the glycol breakdown products are pretty frikkin toxic to humans. So we could stumble around intoxicated at 28,000 feet. cool.


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A glycoprotein is a polypeptide (protein) with some sugars on it (galactose, mannose, glucose). You need to be more specific on that one. You have glycoproteins on every cell in your body.

And don't people walk around intoxicated at 28,000 feet anyways?!?!

Knowing nothing about mountaineering except that it's cold,

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