Kleiber’s Law or E = M3/4 is a
mathematical expression known since 1932 that outlines the relationship between
mass (biomass) and the use of energy. It is compelling because it supports a
long standing observation that larger animals appear to use energy more
efficiently than smaller ones. For example, an elephant’s weight is 200,000
times of a mouse, but uses only about 10,000 fold energy; thus a cat, having a
mass of about 100 times of a mouse, only spends roughly 33 fold energy. In
other words, the bigger you are, the less energy per gram of tissue you actually
need to stay alive. Many facts pertaining to animal size call for a rational
explanation. This paper takes into account that the
fascinating relationship between mass and energy use for any living thing is
governed strictly by a mathematical universal formula across all living
species, operating in the tiniest of bacteria to the biggest of whales and
sequoia tress. For the first time, we report a capacity for the mammal eukaryotic
cell to split, break or dissociate water molecules through melanin. Even though
E = M3/4 was discovered eight decades ago, no proper satisfactory
explanation exists. Nevertheless, our multiyear detailed study on the “Human
Photosynthesis” or first found in the human retina and later in all eukaryotic
cells, may finally unravel this mystery, namely, the bigger you are the more
surface area you have to absorb electromagnetic radiation and the more
potential exists to use that electromagnetic radiation spectra to perform work.
We propose a future application of this theory in the context of human
diseases, especially age-related disorders, such as retinopathy,
cerebrovascular and Alzheimer disease and these implications may not only
foster a better understanding of the pathobiology of these devastating diseases
but also develop much more effective therapies in the foreseeable future.
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Aliev, G. , Solís-Herrera, A. , Li, Y. , Kaminsky, Y. , Yakhno, N. , Nikolenko, V. , Zamyatnin Jr., A. , Benberin, V. and Bachurin, S. (2013) Human photosynthesis, the ultimate answer to the long term mystery of Kleiber’s law or E = M3/4
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