Bovine encephalopathy

Richard Burge R.Burge at bay.cc.kcl.ac.uk
Fri Apr 29 11:10:48 EST 1994

How do prion diseases relate to Alzheimer's disease? The pathology looks 
incredibly similar, yet I'm assuming (ask me how much I _know_ about 
Alzheimer's!) that PrP is not involved, as I haven't seen it splashed all over 
the front cover of Nature or anything.

Are the amyloid plaques the same as those found in prion diseases? If not, 
could they be formed by a similar mechanism - i.e. is there another prion 
protein, as yet undiscovered, underlying Alzheimer's disease?

Richard Burge         | e-mail:
King's College London |  R.Burge at bay.cc.kcl.ac.uk

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