Published in Biotech Law Weekly, August 5th, 2005
"Cellular PrPC) is a naturally occurring protein in normal individuals which adopts an abnormal conformation, termed scrapie prion protein (PrPSc) that is associated with disease. There is great concern that clinically asymptomatic variant Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (vCJD) may transmit PrPSc in blood transfusion products," wrote R. Starke and colleagues, University College London.
"PrPC is widely expressed and has been found in human blood. The majority of cellular borne...
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