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prions

proteinaceous infectious particles; causative agents of Creutzfeldt-Jakob and new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; very highly resistant to destruction by high-pressure steam and other methods of sterilization
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However, it has been estimated that as many as one in 2000 people in the UK could be carrying infectious prions without showing any symptoms.
In contrast to mice, hamsters succumbed to clinical disease when inoculated with Wise-1 CWD prions but were less susceptible to [H95.
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), or prion diseases, are a family of rare progressive, neurodegenerative illnesses that affect both humans and animals.
A related malady in humans, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), is also caused by prions and has a comparably dire prognosis.
More importantly, it is their stability within the environment that allows the prions to persist.
Human prion disease falls within the transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSEs) category of diseases (Concise Medical Dictionary 2002), which are all closely related and are currently fatal neurodegenerative disorders.
So future studies on the mode of action of astemizole may uncover potentially new therapeutic targets for prion diseases and similar disorders.
El concepto de prion fue inicialmente acunado para designar al agente etiologico infeccioso de las encefalopatias espongiformes de los mamiferos, una clase de enfermedades neurodegenerativas.
team used gene-splicing and cloning technologies to produce 12 cows which have no prions.
and Kirin Brewery Company, Ltd, announced in a report published in Nature Biotechnology, the production of healthy prion protein-knockout cows.
Key Words: laryngeal mask airway, protein contamination, prions, Creutzveldt-Jacob disease, decontamination, sterilization
New research suggests scientists may have been wrong to blame infectious prions for mad cow disease and similar disorders in humans and animals.