BSE -- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

"Mad Cow Disease"

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a fatal brain disease of cattle. The disease is believed to be caused by a "self-replicating" protein (a prion) rather than a bacterium or virus. Meat and milk have not been shown to carry the infective agent and measures have been taken to exclude those parts shown to carry the infective agent (primarily brain and nervous tissue) from the food supply. Mad cow disease leaves spongy holes in the brain and is thought to be caused by a protein-gone-bad known as a prion. The latest test revealed that the prion in mad cow disease matches the one in humans with the new strain of CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease).

Prions - The Disease Causing Agent

The disease appears to be caused by an unconventional infectious agent, originally described as a "slow virus," a "self-replicating protein" and more recently as a "prion", an aberrant conformation of normal protein (PrP). This agent is extremely resistant to heat and to normal sterilization processes. It does not evoke a detectable immune response or inflammatory reaction in host animals.

The prion protein, PrP, is a normal cell protein present on nerve cell membranes. The gene for PrP is present in most mammals. However, its normal function is unclear; mice without the protein appear to be fine.

The sequence of amino acids in PrP and PrPsc is identical. This means PrPsc is changed after synthesis from the gene. The change is in conformation or shape. PrP changes conformation, from predominantly helix to predominantly pleated sheet, creating PrPsc.

The altered PrPsc protein is catalytic or "self-propagating". One PrPsc causes other PrP molecules to change into PrPsc. The PrPsc protein is very resistant to endogenous protease that would normally destroy the protein. Because the PrPsc can't be broken down, it builds up, aggregates, then precipitates forming plaques and causing spongiform damage.

For the same reason that cells can not destroy PrPsc, prions are very heat resistant. While some loss of infectivity occurs at temperatures above 100°C, 30 to 60 minutes at more than 130°C is needed for inactivation. Prions remain infective after: sterilizing levels of radiation, formalin, extremes of pH, non-polar organic solvents, burying for years, passing through 0.1 µm filters (2.2 µm filters remove bacteria). Prions infectivity is destroyed by: 1M NaOH @ 55°C , chlorine bleach @ 20,000 ppm (household bleach is 50,000 ppm) hypochlorite.

What causes the original change in conformation of normal PrP to disease causing PrPsc? While the spontaneous conversion of PrP to PrPsc is unfavorable (corresponding to a low incidence of sporadic CJD), mutations in the PrP gene can make the spontaneous conversion more likely. There are at least 20 known mutations in the PrP gene sequence resulting in spontaneous PrPsc formation. Each mutation results in a slightly different conformation, and slightly different pathology. This results in different prion strains. Regardless of the mutation the spontaneous PrPsc can also change non-mutated PrP into PrPsc.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a related prion disease in humans. Almost all cases of CJD are spontaneous, inherited or iatrogenic. A small number of variant CJD cases have been linked to BSE exposure. Stanley B. Prusiner, University of California was recently awarded a Nobel Prize for his work on prions.

BSE, a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of cattle, was first observed in Great Britain in April 1985, and was specifically diagnosed in 1986. By June 1990, there were some 14,000 confirmed cases out of an estimated population of 10 million cattle in Great Britain.

The gross findings in kuru are minimal, and consist of congestion of blood vessels, which can be seen on this slide, and in long standing cases, cortical atrophy (not prominent in this case).

Another characteristic finding of kuru is shown on this slide: brush-like plaques, which are also called spikeballs and found in the cerebellum.


Bible Code Matrix 

This Code array shows the Hebrew of the Torah text from Genesis 43:15 to Genesis 50:17

Central Term : PRION ( ELS -447 )

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key words set :

Prion  ,  Protein , Brain , Nerve,  Atrophy "Degeneration", Evil Disease

 Disease , Morbos , Cattle , Cow ,Cows , BSE  ,BSE BSE , Flesh ,   Therapy , Vaccinate , Creutzfeldt-Jakob(CJD)

the evil "Disease" in or of the Cattle -Transmissible



The words encoded many times at low or minimal intervals ; and have the exact same interval. 
Some of the key words share a common letter and share some common space.

***an important point is that in close proximity to the word Prion we found the word Protein & Brain

Words with a Common Letters

the evil "Disease" in or of the Cattle -Transmissible

Prion         Protein

  • the words "transmissible" , "Disease" &" Cattle" have in common the letters:             Hey ,  Bet , Resh ,   Ayin , Hey
  • Near the word Prion we found the words Protein , Nerve & Brain




Prion       Disease        Flesh      Cow  Cow

Brain    Nerve   Nerve

Prion shared with the word Brain the letter VAV

Cow & Cow they have in common the letter PEY

Nerve & Nerve shared with the letter TZADIK

Disease crossed the central term Prion & Cow

Brain crossed the central term Prion


The Evil "Disease" in the Cattle -Transmissible        Prion     Protein      Brain  Nerve Nerve   Atrophy "Degeneration"

  • the words "transmissible" , "Disease" &" Cattle"they have in common the letters:             Hey,  Bet,  Resh,  Ayin,  Hey
  • The word Atrophy crossed the word Prion & shared with it the letter Nun
  • The word Brain crossed the central term Prion
  • Near the word Prion we found the words Protein , Nerve & Brain
  • The word Nerve crossed the word Nerve

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