By Nikhil, Journals Correspondent, [RxPG] The discovery of the "mad cow" variant of CreutzfeldtJakob disease (CJD) as a foodborne illness not only created a worldwide scare but also focused attention on the mechanisms of transmission of the infective agent, the scrapie prion protein (PrPSc). Mishra et al. were surprised to find PrPSc associated with ferritin, a protein clearly abundant in muscle tissue associated with food.
Ravi Shankar Mishra, Subhabrata Basu, Yaping Gu, Xiu Luo, Wen-Quan Zou, Richa Mishra, Ruliang Li, Shu G. Chen, Pierluigi Gambetti, Hisashi Fujioka, and Neena Singh
Journal of Neuroscience
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