An international team of scientists has identified new particles that appear to be an integral part of the living human body, researchers report.
These molecules appear to function like an inner lining, protecting our lungs from the harmful effects of oxygen.
In the study, published in the journal Nature, scientists identified eight molecules, including the one responsible for the characteristic auroral gas seen on our skin and hair, that can act as the main constituents of an air-conditioning system and have an important role in the human respiratory system.
The study also found that these molecules can function as a “skin barrier” to prevent the absorption of harmful airborne particles, or “aetherial gas.”
These molecules, called “etherial gases,” are made up of three main constituents: aetheric carbon, which is a carbon-containing molecule similar to water; aetheryte carbon, a water-based molecule that forms the outermost layer of the ozone layer; and aetheryl carbon, the molecule that can absorb most oxygen.
These molecules act as a skin barrier to protect the lungs from harmful airborne pollutants, like ozone and particulate matter.
The researchers found that the aetherian gas is also a protective substance for the human skin, and is able to absorb ultraviolet radiation, blocking harmful UV rays from entering the human bloodstream.
“We were very excited by this finding because it means we can actually control these molecules,” said study author and PhD student James M. Johnson of the University of Texas at Austin.
“They can also act as catalysts for the production of oxygen to regulate the level of oxygen in the body.”
The team also found the aerohelioclavicular molecules can act to maintain the oxygen level in the blood, by regulating the rate of blood flow and helping to keep blood oxygen levels stable.
These mechanisms of action, which have previously been attributed to other air-condensing molecules like carbon dioxide, were recently confirmed by a previous study, in which researchers found these molecules to act as an outer layer for air-filled organs, like the lung.
Johnson and his colleagues found the molecules also act like a “vital” part of human life, helping us to survive and repair our tissues.
“If we could control these chemicals, we could have a very efficient oxygen delivery system in the air,” Johnson said.
“Our body works like a kind of electrical circuit and these molecules act like the electrical components in that circuit.
So if we could get rid of these gases, we would have a much more efficient oxygen system.”
So these molecules would be essential for maintaining the oxygenation of the lungs, and that is why we are so excited by them,” he added.
Johnson said the discovery of these molecules also opens up a lot of new possibilities for how we might manipulate these molecules.”
Johnson and others are also working on how to find more ways to use these molecules, so we can control the release of oxygen that could have an adverse effect on our health.””
We have very little understanding of how oxygen behaves in the atmosphere.”
Johnson and others are also working on how to find more ways to use these molecules, so we can control the release of oxygen that could have an adverse effect on our health.
“For example, if we wanted to create a device that could deliver oxygen to people with respiratory failure, we need oxygen-rich molecules that can withstand high temperatures, like this one, which are not abundant,” Johnson explained.
“Another potential application would be to use this as a sensor for measuring blood oxygenation and temperature.
These are very important things to know for this type of system.”###