Journal article

Strain variation in treatment and prevention of human prion diseases

Laura J Ellett, Zoe T Revill, Yong Qian Koo, Victoria A Lawson, G Legname (ed.)

PRIONS AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases describe a number of different human disorders that differ in their clinical phenotypes, which are nonetheless united by their transmissible nature and common pathology. Clinical variation in the absence of a conventional infectious agent is believed to be encoded by different conformations of the misfolded prion protein. This misfolded protein is the target of methods designed to prevent disease transmission in a surgical setting and reduction of the misfolded seed or preventing its continued propagation have been the focus of therapeutic strategies. It is therefore possible that strain variation may influence the efficacy of preve..

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