Although i found a related topic
for this i decided to make a new one. The reasons for
that are, a) that there wasn't much further discussion, b) that some of the informations there are meanwhile outdated because c) this topic is about 4
What i want to talk about is the possible connection between cattle mutilations and a protein called
Some years ago i stumbled over the information about such a protein and asked myself if it could have anything to do with the so called "Cattle
The reason was simple. Prions are thought to be responsible for BSE
DIVERSE EFFECTS OF PRIONS: Prions are most well known for their role in disease. Spongiform encephalopathies, such as mad cow disease and
scrapie in sheep, are the result of a toxic accumulation of prions in the brains of these animals. In humans, prions have been identified as the cause
of the fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the human version of mad cow disease), and scientists speculate that they underlie many other
neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s. But studies in yeast point to a wide range of prion activity
in healthy cells, suggesting the reactive proteins may perform functions critical to normal cellular life. (Source:
The Bright Side of Prions)
So, it's no wonder, that somebody would sooner or later ask himself if there's any connection. And i seem not to be the first one, of course
Let's see what we have:
In short, cattle mutilations seem to leave no traces of the one's who mutilated them. The victims mostly have organs removed, aswell as the brain and
a bigger amount of the head material aswell, including skin, muscles etc.
There seems to be a lack of blood but in my opinion, that is just a matter of the technique side of the phenomena. We want to find out more about the
reason for these mutilations.
Let's take a closer look on Prions
(I'm quoting myself here from a post in this thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...
As newer researches indicate, prions not only can be seen as "killer proteins" but also can have a "bright side", as
PROMISCUOUS PRIONS: Prion proteins recruit other proteins of the same sequence as they grow into a neatly organized lattice. When a new
monomer arrives, it links to the fibril and assumes the exact shape of its neighbor. Fibrils can ultimately cluster together to form large deposits,
or plaques, though the relevance of these clusters is not clear. (Source:
The Bright Side of Prions)
An interesting fact is that these prions can cause changes in cells of organism to be more resistant against their environment. Also new studies
they tend to be involved in processes that regulate the flow of genetic information in the cell, such as transcription, RNA processing, and
That's interesting. Could someone harvest proteins (along with other fluids) from cows to use them as a kind of genetic transporter or catalyst of
Sometimes the changes are beneficial. Other times they are detrimental. In either case, prions provide an added level of variation that may give
the population a greater chance of surviving an otherwise dooming environmental change.
Note that meanwhile we know, that prions can be found not only within the nervous system and the brain itself. They are also found within the kidney,
the liver and the pancreas.
From what i understood you may could use them to alter cells in an organism in a way, that they become more suitable to the environment, they live in.
If one would understand the exact mechanism of this, one might be able to change cells in a way he/she wants it to be and this without the need of
manual genetic engineering. The protein, once folded into the right structure would do all the job by causing a chain reaction that leads to altered
I'd agree that cows are simply a good source for this kind of proteins (and maybe other fluids) because they are big and slow and mostly harmless.
From a human point of view you could also say, that the cows organism is pretty well known and you'd know exactly where to look for certain things you
An interesting fact is, that the first mutilations were already reported in 1967, wereas the first case(s) of BSE were not earlier reported then
during the 70s. In fact the first official case seems to be around 1986.
Some conspirancy guys could draw some lines to the food industry here
Well, one of the questions, that arise is: Why wasn't BSE reported before all that? Let's say like 100 years before? Is it because the prions were not
inside cattles organism or were there but were not forced to fold into another structure before? Or did no one reported it?
My intention is to dig a bit more into this subject and to determine wether there might be a connection, and if so, try to estimate of which kind it
could be or if it's just a coincidence of some sort.
edit on 5-8-2014 by Tichy because: (no reason given)