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The Long-Term Effect of Medically Enhancing Melanins’ Intrinsic Bioenergetics Capacity in Prematurity

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Arturo Solís Herrera, Paola E. Solís Arias, María del Carmen Arias Esparza, Luis Fernando Torres Bernal, Andrey D. Bondarev, Vladimir P. Fisenko, Vladimir N. Chubarev, Nina N. Minyaeva, Lyudmila M. Mikhaleva, Vadim V. Tarasov, Siva G. Somasundaram, Cecil E. Kirkland and Gjumrakch Aliev*   Pages 1 - 6 ( 6 )

Abstract:


We have demonstrated the intrinsic capability of melanin to transform light into chemical energy. Melanin achieves this by dissociating water molecules, similar to the action of chlorophyll. This unforeseen ability of the human body to produce metabolic energy from light modifies fundamental concepts of biochemistry. The long-accepted concept is that glucose has a unique dual role as an energy source and as the main source of carbon chains that are precursors of all organic matter. The capability of melanin to produce energy challenges this premise. The prevalent biochemical concept, therefore, needs to be adjusted to incorporate a newly discovered state of Nature based on melanin’s ability to dissociate water to produce energy and to re-form water from molecular hydrogen and oxygen. Recently, we reported our findings regarding the potential implication of QIAPI-1 as a melanin precursor that has bioenergetics capabilities. Specifically, we reported its promising application as a means for treating retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). This review report focuses on the long-term treatment medical effects of melanin in treating ROP.

Keywords:

melanin; energy, retina; oxygen, hydrogen, prematurity, retinopathy of prematurity

Affiliation:

Human Photosynthesis® Study Centre, Aguascalientes, Human Photosynthesis® Study Centre, Aguascalientes, Human Photosynthesis® Study Centre, Aguascalientes, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Ags., I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Street, Moscow, 101000, Research Institute of Human Morphology, 3 Tsyurupy Street, Moscow, 117418, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, Department of Biological Sciences, Salem University, Salem, WV, Department of Biological Sciences, Salem University, Salem, WV, I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow



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