- Feb 5, 2019
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Winterborn of course had nothing to say. Zip. Nada.Have you the slightest idea of the number and complexity of proteins in the human body? A clue?
Please put forth some numbers and I'll respond to whatever you try to guess.
There are at least 5,000 different proteins in humans. The largest is titin, in muscles. It has 33,450 amino acid residues - the component left after a peptide bond forms, expelling a water molecule in the process. Non-peptide bonds are equally probable so the chance of getting the right combination of 33,450 amino acids in sequence, with peptide bonds is 1/33,450 to the 20th power times 1/33,450 squared. There is no difference between this number and 0.
I didn't bother to try to factor in the probability of protein folding or L versus D amino acids, but humans are made of L amino acids, for Levorotary as opposed to Dextrorotary. This is the handedness of amino acids, comparable to the right glove versus the left glove. They're different.