DOI: 10.14704/nq.2019.17.6.2421

Possible Interaction Between Epigenetics, Genetics and Quantum Mechanics

Horst Josef Koch

Abstract


The human genome consists of roughly 23000 genes which cannot explain the enormous diversity of proteins or behavior. A second epigenetic code warrants adaptive variation of gene expression. The rationale of this variation are transfer reactions such as methlyation, acetylation or phosphorylation of DNA, RNA or histones including reverse reactions. Enzyme activity and especially transferases are supposed to integrate tunnel effects of protons or electrons in order to overcome energy barriers. The paper discusses the theoretical involvement of tunnel effects as the base of transferase activity and hence adaptive epigenetic gene expression.

Keywords


epigenetics, methyl transferase, DNA, histone, tunnel effect

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