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The Biophysics That Allow Prions to Infect Other Proteins

News   Jul 06, 2018 | Original Press Release from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

 
The Biophysics That Allow Prions to Infect Other Proteins

Prion polymers of the functional human prion protein, ASC, expressed in baker’s yeast cells. Prion phenomena occur because of the improbability of proteins acquiring ordered structure spontaneously. Credit: Image courtesy of the Halfmann lab

 
 
 

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