The Body’s Fleeting Workers (Part 1 of 2)
On today’s Creation Moments Minute, meet the chemical workers inside your body that make life possible.
Inside your body there is a large and amazing family of chemical workers who, although they usually last less than a minute, make life possible. There are so many different kinds of these chemicals, called prostaglandins, that science is just beginning to learn how important they are to life.
Prostaglandins are made by just about every tissue in your body. They are made by tissue cells from stored fatty acids. When triggered, fatty acids swarm out of the cell walls and are quickly changed into the necessary prostaglandin. Prostaglandins are involved in regulating reproduction, breathing and circulation, among other things.
We will explore these things on tomorrow’s program and see why these short-lived workers could never have come about through millions or even billions of years of evolution.
Ref: Shodell, Michael. 1983. “The prostaglandin connection.” Science 83. p. 78.