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The human prion protein (PrP) has five copies of an octapeptide repeat (OR). The mutant PrP with 6-14 OR causes the genetic form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). To determine the influence of OR on the conversion of PrP, we examined the conversion efficiency of mouse mutant PrP molecules with 1-16 OR in scrapie-infected cells. The expression level of(More)
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