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Jeff-Eke IV.2015. A proposed solution to the problem posed by reduction(s) in osmolyte infusion interval: A theory on the origins of non-natural stimulus-functional response pairs in biological systems. PeerJ PrePrints3:e1187v2https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.1187v2
This work follows as a response to a problem posed in a previous work (Jeff-Eke, 2015b). Here we propose and explore a probable solution to the posed problem of how well a cellular system can tolerate random changes to the frequency of osmolytes infused into an intracellular space of interest. The proposed solution involves the ability of biological systems to anticipate occurrences of imminent challenge stimuli, with such means involving alignment of moments of initiation of the required functional response mechanism(s) to stimuli, in relation to moments of initiation of occurrences of these stimuli. The resultant outcome is reduction of the lag interval for the functional response mechanism. We also present propositions on the means by which these anticipatory relationships may be formed, and some consequences for biological systems. By stating anticipatory roles in biological systems, we are suggesting a possible origin for non-natural stimulus-functional response pairing.
This is a response to Jeff-Eke, 2015b, and addresses a possible solution to the problem stated in the previous work. This is a second version for this paper. It contains modifications of figure descriptions and corrections of some minor errors that were made in the first version.