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Prions

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Prions are disease-causing agents that are neither bacterial nor fungal nor viral and contain no genetic material. A prion is a protein that occurs normally in a harmless form. By folding into an aberrant shape, the normal prion turns into a rogue agent. It then co-opts other normal prions to become rogue prions. Prions have been held responsible for a number of degenerative brain diseases, including scrapie (a fatal disease of sheep and goats), mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, fatal familial insomnia, kuru, an unusual form of hereditary dementia known as Gertsmann-Straeussler-Scheinker disease, and possibly some cases of Alzheimer's disease. This book presents the latest research in this dynamic field.
Release date Australia
September 4th, 2006
Contributor
Edited by Brigette V. Doupher
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
tables & charts
Imprint
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Pages
311
ISBN-13
9781600210198
Product ID
1932773

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