Reversibility of scrapie-associated prion protein aggregation.


During the course of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathy diseases, a protease-resistant ordered aggregate of scrapie prion protein (PrP(Sc)) accumulates in affected animals. From mechanistic and therapeutic points of view, it is relevant to determine the extent to which PrP(Sc) formation and aggregation are reversible. PrP(Sc) solubilized with 5 m… (More)


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