Anyway, so Potsy was all in a fret about him not knowing Glycolysis (He ended up rattling it all off, silly Potsy) but it reminded me I was doing similar stuff this year, around winter when a good half the class failed (I DIDNT THOUGH) and all of it seemed familiar. Acytel CoA, Oxaloacetate, pyruvate, non alcoholic bread... it all brought back memories. Now I'm interested and wish I had saved my notes. I want to retake my honors Bio class now.
HE ALSO LEARNED ME HOW CUTS HAPPEN.
Potsy says: *Well, first of all your skin gets all hurted because you cut yourself Potsy says: *So you've gone and damaged a whole bunch of tissue you silly boy and it needs to fix itself Potsy says: *So the first thing it does is activate the inflammatory response in co-ordination with blood clotting Potsy says: *Both of which are nastily complicated but have the net effect of forming a large mass of protein (your scab) whilst making the surrounding tissue inflamed (swollen, red, warm and painful) Potsy says: *Then over time you get the gradual proliferation of epitelial cells down and around the scab, slowly coming together in an attempt to close the wound Potsy says: *Whilst this is happening the precursor to scar tissue is forming underneath the scab; this is the nice gooey stuff you see if you pull a scab off too early Potsy says: *Once the epidermis has fully close however it becames mass-keratinising, causing the previously gooey substrate underneath it to become very hard due to the large amount of keratin and collagen being produced
I hope you don't go and *bleep*ing hurt yourself after reading this. Or eat your scabs, since the stuff underneath is the stuff hair and fingernails and toenails are made of. Also, Potsy makes science seem funny.