Beneficial Role Clarified for Brain Protein Associated with Mad Cow Disease
Scientists have clarified details in understanding the beneficial function of a type of protein normally associated with prion disease of the brain, such a bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly known as mad cow disease) and its human counterpart, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Studying mice and zebrafish, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Zurich have shown that the proteins – when properly folded – play a vital role in nerve cell function by maintaining the insulation around axons, the nervous system’s electrical “wiring.” To read more, click here.
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