Prions

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dtminhthu
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19679
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Prions
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2010-05-17 20:43:35
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Prions microbiology
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Prions
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  1. Creutfeld Jakob syndrome transmission
    Injection, transplantation, contact w/ contaminated medical devices, inheritable
  2. Kuru transmission
    cannibalistic practices in a small area of New Guinea
  3. Normal protein: PrPc functions
    Maintenance of neuronal integrity in the brain. Cellular response to oxidative stress
  4. Associated with spongiform encephalopathy
    Presence of small vacuoles within the neutrophil, which produces a spongiform appearance, neuronal loss, and glial cell proliferation. Occur in the absence of an inflammatory response

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