Analysis of the Cancer Problem

  • Ferdinand Heinmets

Abstract

In the first part of the book, we developed a functional cell model which enabled us to establish quantitative interrelationships between the basic functional entities. Furthermore, it was shown that the functionality of the system could be disorganized at various levels, but that the system had a marked ability for self-recovery. In the second part of the book, we designed a more advanced model-system, which made possible a descriptive analysis of genetic and cellular division processes. The importance of trigger mechanisms was emphasized in initiating the sequence of the complex pattern of mechanisms which are required for the orderly development of division processes. Against the background of the model-system data, a speculative analysis was carried out on the general possible mechanisms and events which could produce abnormal growth on the cellular level.

Keywords

Starch Saccharide Influenza Heparin Polysaccharide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand Heinmets
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  1. 1.Biophysics Laboratory, Pioneering Research DivisionU. S. Army Natick LaboratoriesNatickUSA

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