Amyloid protein of Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (Indiana kindred) is an 11 kd fragment of prion protein with an N-terminal glycine at codon 58.


Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker (GSS) disease is a familial neurological disorder pathologically characterized by amyloid deposition in the cerebrum and cerebellum. The GSS amyloid is immunoreactive to antisera raised against the hamster prion protein (PrP) 27-30. This is a proteinase K-resistant glycoprotein of 27-30 kd that is derived from an abnormal… (More)


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