From prions to prionic viruses.

  title={From prions to prionic viruses.},
  author={Claudiu I. Bandea},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={20 2},
The pathogens causing scrapie and other similar degenerative neurological diseases are called "prions" and classified either as viruses or, more often, as a novel class of pathogens. It is argued herein that prions are not the pathogens producing these diseases. The pathogens involved are endogenous viral systems inherited by the host. These endogenous… CONTINUE READING