Expression of cellular prion-related protein by murine Langerhans cells and keratinocytes.

Abstract

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are characterized by the accumulation of a proteinase-resistant isoform of the cellular prion-related protein (PrP(c)) within the central nervous system (CNS). The accumulation of scrapie-associated PrP (PrP(Sc)) within cells of the lymphoreticular system prior to its accumulation in the CNS is regarded as important… (More)

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