Olga Janouskova

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BACKGROUND The accumulation of the misfolded forms of cellular prion protein, i.e. prions (PrPSc), in the brain is one of the crucial characteristics of fatal neurodegenerative disorders, called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Cellular prion protein is normally linked to the cell surface by the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor.(More)
Transmissive spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) are neurodegenerative diseases characterized by depositions of abnormally folded prion protein (PrP(TSE)) in brain. PrP(TSE) is at present the only specific biochemical marker of human and animal TSE. As deposits of PrP(TSE) remain in the body for long periods, there is substantial chance of them being(More)
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