What negative effects does cannabalism have in other species (like prion diseases) and how are they mitigated?
It is well known that human cannibals are likely to suffer from a variety of ailments, particularly prion diseases. However a great many other species, from insect to ape practice cannibalism at much ...
I was reading about prions and many sources say something to this effect: "Prions may propagate by transmitting their misfolded protein state: When a prion enters a healthy organism, it induces ...
We know something about the origin of the first cell. But what do we know about prions? How did they originate?
Could a prion be used to sufficiently deform a viral protein in order to make the virus it is a part of incapable of reproducing? For example, take the common cold's VP1 protein and turn it into a ...
That's something that's been bugging me for a while... Our gastrointestinal tract produces proteases that degrade proteins. Prions are proteins. Shouldn't they be broken by proteases? Also, how can ...
I found this claim in my study materials with explanation of amyloi plaques, in comparison to CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease). Its characteristic are Long doubling time of at least 5.2 days (I ...