Nitric Oxide Spawns an Evil Twin
Oxygen blocks nitrogen (nitric oxide), stopping fertilization.
Oxygen also stops cancer “fertilization,” a fact embryologist John Beard (1854-1924) grokked before Otto Warburg (1883-1970) investigated the respiration of cancer cells.
Dr. Beard understood cancer is an “evil twin.”
Most modern researchers don’t grasp nitric oxide’s overall functions.
They’re bogged down in receptor theory (“a cultural fabrication of the pharmaceutical industry”).
Julia Karow (“When Sperm Meets Egg: The sex life of sea urchins shows that the answer to fertility is NO,” Scientific American, Aug. 2000) wrote …
“One question was whether NO or the extra NOS from the sperm were enough to activate the egg. To answer it, the researchers [David Epel and his colleagues from Stanford University] injected one of two molecules into the eggs: a molecule that releases NO gas spontaneously or the NOS-enzyme. They found that in both cases, a large fraction of the eggs started to lift up their fertilization membrane, a sure sign of activation.
“Additional experiments suggested that, NO aside, nothing else in the sperm seems able to activate the eggs. To prove this, the scientists turned to oxyhemoglobin, the familiar oxygen transporter in blood. This protein mops up and “neutralizes” all NO in its vicinity before the gas can perform any other function. And Epel’s team found that when they injected oxyhemoglobin into the eggs, the sperm could no longer activate them and the calcium levels in their cytoplasms remained low; nothing replaced the function of NO.”