Getting your proteins in a twist: disease caused by prions

Richard A. Armstrong

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In recent years, a number of diseases caused by proteinaceous agents caused prions have been described. This article describes the nature of prions, how prions may cause disease, and the symptoms and pathology associated with prion diseases.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationMicrobiologist
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003


  • proteinaceous agents
  • prions
  • disease
  • symptoms
  • pathology
  • prion diseases.


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