prions & heat-stability
Joao Vasconcelos Costa
jcosta at pen.gulbenkian.pt
Fri Apr 12 03:40:20 EST 1996
D. Mchugh wrote:
> ..does anyone know whether pasteurisation processes when applied to milk
> ie. non-sterilisation heat treatment can denature prions.
> Thanks in advance
Pasteurization has only a slight effect, if any, in inactivation.
However, don't forget that all existent evidence indicates that most
probably the milk is devoid of infectivity.
***** JOAO VASCONCELOS COSTA, MD, PhD
***** Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia - Oeiras, Portugal
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