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Curbing CJD

Curbing CJD

作者:班阆棵  时间:2019-03-07 08:12:05  人气:

IT MAY be possible to delay the onset of prion diseases such as vCJD, the human form of BSE, says researchers. Charles Weissman of Imperial College School of Medicine in London and his colleagues injected mice with the prion that causes scrapie. Before the abnormal protein reaches the brain, it accumulates in immune cells in the spleen that express normal prion protein. The team found that knocking out these cells for a few weeks delayed prion accumulation and the onset of symptoms (Science, vol 288,