What effects did the industrial revolution have on prions and prison discipline?
No, cooking does not destroy or disable prions. If you were able to cook a meat that contains prions to the point where the prions were disabled, the meat would be rendered inedible. You can use chemicals mixed with heat to destroy prions, but that's not a process you would want to subject your food to.
Prions â€¢ Proteinaceous infectious agents (PrP) â€¢ Prions are misfolded proteins Diseases caused by prions: â€¢ spongiform encephalopothies â€¢ BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, aka Mad Cow Disease) â€¢ CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) â€¢ kuru â€¢ scrapie in sheep Prions are only destroyed by: â€¢ incineration â€¢ autoclaving in 1N NaOH
Prions are a relatively newly discovered infectious agent that consists primarily of protein. It is believed that prions are the transmissible cause for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, otherwise known as "mad cow disease." There is no current evidence to suggest that animals are capable of "detecting" prions.
Prions multiply by a process which is, at present, not fully understood. The protein PrPr is present in healthy cells of all mammals, in the brain and central nervous system. It is only when the gene that creates PrPr undergoes mutation that it begins to produce a harmful strain of PrPr, the prion. Prions replicate by causing the surrounding healthy proteins to fold abronmally, turning them into prions. These newly-formed prions in turn cause other…