Physiological and environmental control of yeast prions.

  title={Physiological and environmental control of yeast prions.},
  author={Tatiana A Chernova and Keith D. Wilkinson and Yury O Chernoff},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  volume={38 2},
Prions are self-perpetuating protein isoforms that cause fatal and incurable neurodegenerative disease in mammals. Recent evidence indicates that a majority of human proteins involved in amyloid and neural inclusion disorders possess at least some prion properties. In lower eukaryotes, such as yeast, prions act as epigenetic elements, which increase phenotypic diversity by altering a range of cellular processes. While some yeast prions are clearly pathogenic, it is also postulated that prion… CONTINUE READING
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