Patrizio Guasti

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The yeast prion Ure2p polymerizes into native-like fibrils, retaining the overall structure and binding properties of the soluble protein. Recently we have shown that, similar to amyloid oligomers, the native-like Ure2p fibrils and their precursor oligomers are highly toxic to cultured mammalian cells when added to the culture medium, whereas Ure2p amyloid(More)
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