Five Questions on Prion Diseases

Prion diseases

Nice short review the current knowledge on five issues relevant to prion diseases:

  • How do prions enter the body?
  • How do prions reach the central nervous system?
  • How do prions damage the CNS?
  • Do mammals have an antiprion defense system?
  • How can the prion problem be resolved for good?

 

Five Questions on Prion Diseases. (2012) PLoS Pathog 8(5): e1002651. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002651

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