Sunday, 6 October 2019

Tardigrades Use Intelligent Design Feature

Image courtesy of Scuttleshock, fair use doctrine.

Joel Kontinen

Tardigrades have the so-called damage-suppressor protein, or Dsup, which is a protein that keeps them from exposure to freezing cold, broiling heat, and the vacuum and lethal radiation of space.

"We thought this fascinating protein in an extreme organism might tell us something new that we wouldn't get from regular proteins," said study co-author James Kadonaga, a professor with the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego."

This is an intelligent design evidence. It can be used for better long-lived cells to protect people in many ways, protecting them from DNA damage.

The study was published on October 1 in the journal eLife.


Weisberger, Mindy, 2019. 'Damage Suppressor' Protein Protects Adorable Tardigrades ... and Human Cells, Too. Live Science (3 October).