“The most detailed model of a human cell to date obtained using x-ray, nuclear magnetic resonance, and cryoelectron microscopy datasets. The world is inside us.”
THE MICROCOSM WITHIN (Satis Shroff)
Cell wall, lysosomes, mitochondria, ER
And a plethora of components of a cell.
A microcosmos within us,
We carry them around as we move
From one place to another (motility),
In the meantime there are complicated life processes
Taking place in these living cells.
What a symbiosis and what a creation.
There are battles going on
between the immunocytes and the invading viruses,
Which want to take over the DNA,
Receptors, phagocytes, interstitial fluids,
Microcapillaries that bring oxygen
bound on haemoglobin.
Cells dying and others being created.
The histological structures look like a megapolis
With a great deal of activity going on.
Alas, all activity ceases
When we breathe our last
And rigor mortis sets in.