Published in Pain and Central Nervous System Week, April 5th, 2004
Beyond their disease manifestation, prions also occur naturally in some organisms (such as yeast) and may play important roles in their growth and development. Now, Lev Osherovich and colleagues at the University of California, San Francisco have identified the amino acid sequences that allow prions to aggregate and replicate - and thereby pass through generations of cells - and prove this by...
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