Jul 31, 2007

Prion disease

Neurologic Clinics
Eric Eggenberger

Abstract

Prion diseases are a unique group of neurologic diseases caused by an abnormal protein conformation. Prion diseases encompass genetic, sporadic, iatrogenic, and acquired conditions in humans and other mammals. Although they are relatively rare, they produce a diverse array of symptoms, uniformly are fatal, and provide important information about proteins and degenerative neurobiology in addition to lessons about animal and human food chains.

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Abnormal Degeneration
Abnormal protein
Disease Outbreaks
Etiology
Neurobiology
Human Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies, Inherited
Biologic Degeneration
Prions
Prion Diseases
Nervous System Disorder

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