A transmembrane form of the prion protein in neurodegenerative disease.

@article{Hegde1998ATF,
  title={A transmembrane form of the prion protein in neurodegenerative disease.},
  author={Ramanujan S. Hegde and James A. Mastrianni and Michael R. Scott and Kathryn A. Defea and Patrick J. Tremblay and Marilyn Torchia and Stephen J. DeArmond and Stanley B. Prusiner and Vishwanath R. Lingappa},
  journal={Science},
  year={1998},
  volume={279 5352},
  pages={
          827-34
        }
}
At the endoplasmic reticulum membrane, the prion protein (PrP) can be synthesized in several topological forms. The role of these different forms was explored with transgenic mice expressing PrP mutations that alter the relative ratios of the topological forms. Expression of a particular transmembrane form (termed CtmPrP) produced neurodegenerative changes in mice similar to those of some genetic prion diseases. Brains from these mice contained CtmPrP but not PrPSc, the PrP isoform responsible… 

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