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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Variations on a theme

Cool press release on prion protein research. The model here is a group of mice exposed to the prion protein that causes scrapie, and a group exposed to the same protein minus its membrane anchor. It appears that by removing this glycophosphoinositol membrane anchor, the whole nature of the disease is changed to the point where symptoms are minimal during the time frame studied, and the pathology is radically different.

2 Comments:

  • Just thought I'd comment that people are still around after the Pharyngula link, and still appreciating your writing. Good stuff, keep it up!

    By Blogger randall, at 6/16/2005 01:37:00 PM  

  • Ummm, ok, thanks? *eblush*

    I've got deadlines coming up so posts will get sporadic again, but I'll try to at least link to news items like this one if nothing else.

    By Blogger Evil Monkey, at 6/16/2005 04:14:00 PM  

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