Published in Proteomics Weekly, April 5th, 2004
Chih-Yen King and Ruben Diaz-Avalos of Florida State University took a fragment of a protein called Sup35 that is responsible for prion propagation in yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). They labeled it with fluorescent protein and introduced it into different groups of yeast cells, each containing a specific prion strain. The authors then re-isolated these fragments and used them as "seeds" to grow...
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