The pathogenic mechanisms of prion diseases.

  title={The pathogenic mechanisms of prion diseases.},
  author={Kwon Hur and Jae-Il Kim and Seung-Il Choi and E Choi and Richard I. Carp and Yong-Sun Kim},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  volume={123 12},
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) or prion diseases are a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases of humans and animals, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) of cattle, scrapie of sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) of humans. Prion diseases have become an important issue in public health and in the scientific world not only due to the possible relationship between BSE and new variant CJD (nvCJD) but also due to the unique biological features of the… CONTINUE READING


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