Conformational isomers and the brain

Arne Elofsson arne at hodgkin.mbi.ucla.edu
Wed Jan 25 19:00:09 EST 1995


P.W. Anderson  writes>
:Prions is closely related with chaperons. One of their main tasks is
:transport of the some proteins across the cytoplasmatic membrane and repair
:of damaged structure of proteins. Chaperons are enable to unfold and fold
:proteins, which was structuraly damaged f.e. in the stress conditions.
:	In my opinion it is may be other function of this proteins

This is wrong, Prions are not closely related to chaperones.
Chaperones might be involved in prions diseases, but chaparones
helps protein to fold and prions are wrongly folded proteins.
It is a big difference

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