Aaron C. Gonzalez Nelson

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Prion formation involves the conversion of proteins from a soluble form into an infectious amyloid form. Most yeast prion proteins contain glutamine/asparagine-rich regions that are responsible for prion aggregation. Prion formation by these domains is driven primarily by amino acid composition, not primary sequence, yet there is a surprising disconnect(More)
Prion formation involves the conversion of soluble proteins into an infectious amyloid form. This process is highly specific, with prion aggregates templating the conversion of identical proteins. However, in some cases non-identical prion proteins can interact to promote or inhibit prion formation or propagation. These interactions affect both the(More)
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