Getting your proteins in a twist: disease caused by prions

Richard A. Armstrong

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Abstract

In recent years, a number of diseases caused by proteinaceous agents caused prions have been described. This article describes the nature of prions, how prions may cause disease, and the symptoms and pathology associated with prion diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages32-35
Number of pages4
Volume2003
Specialist publicationMicrobiologist
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • proteinaceous agents
  • prions
  • disease
  • symptoms
  • pathology
  • prion diseases.

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