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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Human Prion

First Artificial Human Prion Created

by Neuroscience Newsthe synthetic prion is shown
This is an image of synthetic human prions accumulating in the brain of humanized transgenic mice. image is credited to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.
Researchers have successfully created a synthetic version of a human prion, a protein associated with brain wasting diseases like sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The prions may help shed new light on, and provide treatment options, for those with CJD and other prion related diseases.
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