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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

The problem with a prion is that it is almost imposable to destroy. The prion is a protein with no nucleus and it can not be destroyed even in an autoclave, it's like trying to destroy an atom of oxygen.


24 posted on 10/18/2005 7:55:14 AM PDT by Total Package (TOLEDO, OHIO THE BLUE PIMPLE IN A SEA OF RED!)
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To: Total Package
So they just accumulate in the environment with no way to break them down? No enzymes or bio remediation? (That is, to break them down without destroying other susceptable and desirable biological material? Like people, Elks, and Deer?)
25 posted on 10/18/2005 8:15:04 AM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Total Package
The prion is a protein with no nucleus and it can not be destroyed even in an autoclave, it's like trying to destroy an atom of oxygen.

pardon my french, but WTF?

26 posted on 10/18/2005 9:12:45 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Total Package

"The prion is a protein with no nucleus and it can not be destroyed even in an autoclave, it's like trying to destroy an atom of oxygen."

Think about that... maybe not a good example. :)


40 posted on 10/21/2005 6:32:33 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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