prions

Tim Fitzmaurice tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 11 02:19:02 EST 1996


On 10 Apr 1996, Ian A. York wrote:
> I've assumed that the spread to the brain is within cells of the 
> reticuloenbdothelial system - via monocytes/macrophages.  I suppose it 
Would travel in this kind of cell not make it far more transmissible than 
this kind of agent appears to be?

Has anyon seen any mention in any paper of a putative normal function of PrP
gene products at all?

Tim



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