New Evidence Questions Simple Link Between Prion Proteins And ‘Mad Cow’ Disease

New Evidence Questions Simple Link Between Prion Proteins And ‘Mad Cow’ Disease

Science Daily

While newly published research confirms that under laboratory circumstances prion-protein can be absorbed across the gut, it also shows that this is unlikely to occur in real life. In addition, the results show that the places in the gut that do take up these disease-associated proteins are different from the locations where infectivity is known to be amplified. The findings will be published in the Journal of Pathology.

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