Subclinical prion infection.

@article{Hill2003SubclinicalPI,
  title={Subclinical prion infection.},
  author={Andrew F. Hill and John Collinge},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={
          578-84
        }
}
Prion diseases are transmissible neurodegenerative disorders that include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans. The principal component of the infectious agent responsible for these diseases appears to be an abnormal isoform of the host-encoded prion protein (PrP), designated PrP(Sc). Prion diseases are transmissible to the same or different mammalian species by inoculation with, or dietary exposure to, infected tissues… CONTINUE READING
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