Category Archives: Course on Molecular Biology of Oxygen

Oxygen Loss in Oceans, Marine Life, and People

  Majid Ali, M.D. Course on Molecular Biology of Oxygen  Oxygen is essential to most life in the ocean. An analysis shows that oxygen levels have declined by 2% in the global ocean over the past five decades, probably causing habitat loss for many fish and invertebrate species. Ocean Oxygen Loss Oxygen is the primary nutrient for oxyphilic acquatic life

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Is Less Oxygen Ever Good for Life?

Majid Ali, M.D. A reader asked me the question in the title of this article. It is a revealing question. The Answer Yes, after sudden blood loss, such as in an accident or from a large bleeding ulcer, rapid loss of much blood and oxygen threatens life. The  bone marrow responds by releasing young blood cells to replace the cell

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Dysox: Failure of Energy Generation in Cells

Majid Ali, M.D. An Article of Fermentation Course (Molecular Biology of Oxygen) In 1998, I introduced the term dysox—short for dysoxygenosis—for the state of fundamental failure of energy generation and detox in the cells. I showed that dysox is caused by impaired function of enzymes involved in oxygen-driven chemistry (“oxyenzymes”) and leads to the buildup of acids and toxins in

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