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What is a Prion? Why is it important in neurologic Disease?

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A prion is a small proteinaceous infectious particle that resist inactivation by procedures that modify nucleic acids.The concept of an infectious agent that does not require DNA or RNA is novel. This type of agent is thought to be responsible for Creuzfeldt- Jaķob disease,scrapie ,and kuru
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A prion is a type of protein that can trigger normal proteins in the brain to fold abnormally. Prion diseases can affect both humans and animals and are sometimes transmitted to humans by infected meat products. The most common form of prion disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).Prion diseases are a group of infectious neurodegenerative diseases with an entirely novel mechanism of transmission, involving a protein-only infectious agent that propagates the disease by transmitting protein conformational changes. The disease results from extensive and progressive brain degeneration.
THANKS FOR THE ANSWER. GOOD. A prion is a small proteinacious infectious particle that resist inactivation by procedures that modify nucleic acids.The concept of an infectious agent that does not require DNA or RNA is novel.This type of agent is thought to be responsible for Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease,Scrapie and Kuru
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A prion is a small proteinaceous infectious particle that resist inactivation by procedures that modify nucleic acids.The concept of an infectious agent that does not require DNA or RNA is novel. This type of agent is thought to be responsible for Creuzfeldt- Jaķob disease,scrapie ,and kuru

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