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    What is a prion?

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    This answer introduces prions, their multiple forms and their role in infectious and non-infectious diseases of humans, cows, sheep and deer.

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    Prions are infectious proteins that have been found to cause disease in humans and other mammals. These diseases are collectively know as Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathys (TSEs) and include; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cows disease), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD-the human version of BSE), Kuru (similar to vCJD, except this affected ...

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    This answer introduces prions, their multiple forms and their role in infectious and non-infectious diseases of humans, cows, sheep and deer.

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