Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 August 2017

456 Pages | 74 Color & 16 B&W

7" x 10" inches

ISBN: 9781621820932

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Prion Biology

Edited by Stanley B. Prusiner

A Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press Publication

Perspectives CSHL

Prions are infectious proteins responsible for diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and "mad cow" disease. They are misfolded versions of normal proteins that replicate by converting their normal cellular counterparts into abnormal prion proteins that disrupt cell function and can be transmitted to other cells and individuals. This book examines our under-standing of their structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology.


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