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Introduction: Prions

Description of Prions

Prions (medical condition): Prions are abnormal proteins that attack the brain from inside. None of the human prion diseases are common and animal prion ...more

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Prion diseases:
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Prions: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include $CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME$; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.
Source: MeSH 2007

Prions as a Disease

Prions: Another name for Prion diseases (or close medical condition association).
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Prions: Related Diseases

Prions: Prions is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Prions (Prion diseases)

Some of the symptoms of Prions incude:

Treatments for Prions (Prion diseases)

Treatments for Prions (Prion diseases) include:

Treatment of Prions: For more treatment information about Prions, see treatment of Prion diseases (Prions)

Prions: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Prions:

Terms associated with Prions:

Terms Similar to Prions:

  • Mink Encephalopathy Virus
  • PrP Proteins
  • Prion Proteins

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Prions

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Hierarchical classifications of Prions

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