Prions Found in Plants Cause
File: Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease, or CWD, in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn
and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison.
The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were infectious when injected into laboratory mice.
…“Imagine people, wildlife or livestock eating a cereal or vegetable that could years or decades later cause an incurable, fatal brain disease.
“…There is no other deadly disease agent as bizarre or invisible.”
Prions cause 'Mad Cow' disease and a variety of "brain wasting" and other diseases in people and animals. They form "spontaneously" in response to
environmental change, become infectious and also, can be inherited (with or without genetic changes).
Apparently, the original "Gag Order" on prions came from Big Pharma and was enforced under "Confidentiality Agreements" with staff proteinologists
(proteinology being the precursor to proteomics). Later on, microbiologists and other scientists and professionals also signed the mandatory
Confidentiality Agreements. By the time politicians and governments got in the loop, they had to play along because they didn't understand anything
about the issue except that it was way too big to tackle. Especially since Big Pharma, Big Agriculture and Big Oil were holding all the cards.
The Bad News
Prions really are everywhere - in meat, milk, animals, plants, insects, viruses, bacteria, fungi, soil, water, the rivers, oceans and air.
The Good News
We are all one. Prions are supposed
to be everywhere - they are an important mechanism that helps us all adapt to our planet's changing
environments, and evolve.
In fact, long before prions were "officially recognized" by the scientific establishment and well before Prusiner got his Nobel prize for
"discovering" prions, various pharmaceutical and agricultural corporations were synthesizing prions and using the mechanism to create 'protein based'
medications and to modify plant and animal genes.
More Bad News
The money guys were too ignorant and stupid to realize that their little profit generators would change the biological foundations of our world.
Here's a Prion Primer
I wrote back in 2005. Not too much has changed since then.
Authorities currently recognize about six prion diseases, all of which infect brain tissue and cause brain diseases like Mad Cow (BSE), variant CJD,
and fatal familial insomnia. No other prion strains or prion-related diseases are acknowledged officially as related to prions. This official position
reflects a policy of denial: a conspiracy of silence.
According to the official spin, Mad Cow and other prion diseases are caused mainly by eating infected brain tissue - and have no effect whatsoever on
any part of the body except the brain. Bull puckey. The official spin is about population control, and protecting industry profits - not scientific
rigor. If the range of prion strains and prion-related diseases is not acknowledged, then their control will not be regulated, and industry profits
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to see that if Mad Cow prions take decades to get from the gut to the brain, they're gonna make a few stops along the
way. Fact is, on their way to the brain prions bump into new cells, experience environmental change - and respond by creating new strains.
Different prion strains infect different cells - and cause different diseases and symptoms.
* "...the biochemical isoform of PrP(Sc) found is influenced by the cell type in which it
- and it does accumulate in peripheral tissues.
* "Diverse human disorders, …arise from
misfolding and aggregation of an underlying protein."
* "Prions, once dismissed as an impossibility, have now gained wide recognition as extraordinary
agents that cause a number of infectious, genetic and spontaneous disorders"
* "…this hypothesis would shed some light
on other diseases not presently classified as prion diseases and in the process of ageing."
* Also see: Games played by
rogue proteins in prion disorders and Alzheimer's disease.
Officially recognized infectious prion strains are found in the brain, spinal cord, immune
system, nervous systems, muscle, and various organs and glands including the spleen, liver, pancreas, and kidneys.
Contrary to popular medical
myth, their presence in these diverse locations does
have an effect on health and well-being.
The existence of so many different prion strains blocked general acceptance of the prion hypothesis for a time. Old-school scientists argued that
because proteins don't have genetic material, prions can't evolve and create new strains. The mystery of prion strains was solved when researchers
proved that prions create new strains by shape-shifting - they literally just fold into a slightly different shape to create a new strain - and cause
a new disease or modify an existing one.
In fact, even a change in temperature can cause an existent prion to shape-shift, misfold in a different way, create a new infectious prion strain -
and cause a different disease.
"Prion shape affects nature of infection"
“UCSF scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a change in the folded shape of a prion protein changes its infectious properties –
including the prion’s ability to jump 'species barriers.' The research, based on studies of prion infectivity in yeast, solves one of the great
puzzles about prions: If they are infectious proteins with no genetic material of their own and no ability to mutate genetically, how can a single
prion exist in different strains that can cause different diseases?
…Studies of the melting temperatures of the prions and their resistance to breakdown by enzymes indicated that the conditions generated prions with
different physical properties.
...shape change accounts for strain differences, and it lays the groundwork for research to determine the physical differences that allow a prion to
change shape and cause different diseases. ...The studies show that a single infectious protein can adopt different, distinct, self-propagating shapes
and that these conformational differences underlie the differences in prion strains.
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