The Journal of Cell Biology - Volume 181, issue 3

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Electronic ISSN
1540-8140
Print ISSN
0021-9525

Abstract

The normal function of the prion protein (PrP)—the causative agent of mad cow or prion disease—has long remained out of reach. Deciphering PrP's function may help to unravel the complex chain of events triggered by PrP misfolding during prion disease. In this issue of the JCB, an exciting paper (

Journal: The Journal of Cell Biology, vol. 181, no. 3, 2008