Prions: Some Details and Diseases

Medical Science Journal for Advance Research (MSJAR)

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Title Prions: Some Details and Diseases
Creator Yasir, Saif Jabbar
Al- Makhzoomy, Taghreed Abdul Kareem
Subject Prions 1
PrPC Function 2
PrPC Structure 3
Scrapie 4
Description Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. They are distinguished by long incubation periods, characteristic spongiform changes associated with neuronal loss, and a failure to induce inflammatory response. Prion diseases in animals, Scrapie in sheep, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly known as "mad cow disease") in cattle, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans are all examples of infectious diseases. The prion protein (PrP) was identified in a patient in 2015, and it was previously believed to be the cause of all known mammalian prion diseases. However, The protein alpha-synuclein, which is thought to be responsible for MSA, was suggested to be the cause of the disease in 2015.
Publisher Research and Education Development (READ) Institute
Date 2021-09-30
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Medical Science Journal for Advance Research; Vol. 2 No. 3 (2021): September 2021 - Medical Science Journal for Advance Research; 80-94
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Saif Jabbar Yasir, Taghreed Abdul Kareem Al- Makhzoomy

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