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Prion diseases are characterized by the accumulation in the central nervous system of an abnormally folded isoform of the prion protein, named PrPSc. Aggregation of PrPSc into oligomers and fibrils is critically involved in the pathogenesis of prion diseases. Oligomers are supposed to be the key neurotoxic agents in prion disease, so modulation of prion(More)
No effective treatment currently exists for prion diseases and therefore the development of experimental non-human primate models of prion neurotoxicity, to better understand the underlying mechanism and to test new treatments relevant to humans, represents an urgent medical need. However, the establishment of such models is challenging due to animal(More)
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