Are prions always harmful?

22 January 2016

In human’s nervous cells there are prion proteins whose irregular shape could cause serious diseases. It turns out, however, that there are many more such proteins in nature (e.g. in yeasts) and that they are not always harmful. Learn more on prions from Takao Ishikawa’s material.
Learn more: prion diseases, human nervous system, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, prions in yeast.

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