Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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They do not survive the pasteurisation process but they can, however, produce heat-stable enzymes that are not inactivated in UHT processes, causing off-flavours, fat separation and early gelation formation.
Cooking is not a solution; solanine is not inactivated by boiling or microwaving potatoes.
If acetylcholine is not inactivated immediately by the activity of acetylcholinesterase, it overstimulates the neurons, and tremors, convulsions and death can follow.