How animals in the hydrothermal vent can live with the high
Paul F. Dietz
dietz at interaccess.com
Fri Mar 29 16:10:21 EST 2002
"Davin C. Enigl" wrote:
> Yet, I read prions survive 1000C for 1 hour, and higher temperatures
> that would normaly "ash" naked amino acids.
I seriously doubt prions survive unchanged for 1 hour at 1000 C.
Perhaps they get converted to a carbonized nanolump that
has a similar shape and can initiate the same conformational
chain reaction in the affected proteins.
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