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The prion diseases seem to be caused by a conformational change of the prion protein (PrP) from the benign cellular form PrPC to the infectious scrapie form PrPSc; thus, detailed information about PrP structure may provide essential insights into the mechanism by which these diseases develop. In this study, the secondary structure of the recombinant Syrian(More)
A template-assisted conformational change of the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) from a predominantly helical structure to an amyloid-type structure with a higher proportion of beta-sheet is thought to be the causative factor in prion diseases. Since flexibility of the polypeptide is likely to contribute to the ability of PrP(C) to undergo the(More)
Introduction: Dementia constitutes a public health hazard in developing countries. There is little data in the sub-Saharan region of African especially in Benin. Objective: Determining dementia hospitalization prevalence and identifying its associated factors in CNHU-HKM, Cotonou. Method: It was a cross-sectional, prospective, descriptive and analytical(More)
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