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Prion enter human body

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Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 39 years experience
Cut skin, ingestion: Ingestion by eating or through broken skin is best established but i would not exclude the possibility of spread through mucosal membranes of the eyes... Read More

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
By mouth: These abnormal proteins which can lead to brain degeneration are in food containing brain tissue from affected animals. Herds are checked for this so... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Prion: Prions are proteins that have changed physical conformation, so that the normal function of the protein inside the cells cannot be accomplished. The... Read More
Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Prion: Sub viral protein which infects. Cause of jacob-creutzfeld disease, a dementing illness.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Yes: Traditionally classified human prion diseases include creuztfeld-jakob diseases (cjd), gerstmann-straussler-scheinker (gss) disease, fatal familial in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Unknown and yes: We all have the prion protein in our dna. Its normal function is unknown. Problems occur when something causes this protein to misfold. Misfolded pri... Read More
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Dr. Neil Kudler
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Unclear: Prions, which are microscopic protein particles, are not free roaming. Infection by then is very rare and has been primarily associated with contamina... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Change in shape: Prions appear to damage cell proteins by twisting them into unnatural configurations that accumulate in the cells and disrupt normal function.
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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Neither: The chemical structure of thebaine is similar to both morphine and codeine. When taken orally, it is not converted to either morphine or codeine. It... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Thebaine: Thebaine is an intermediate molecule in the production of other natural opioids in the poppy plant. Yes it does get metabolized to codeine, morphine a... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Lead in body: Breath it as in leaded gas. Or eat it as in lead paint chips or drink it as in Detroit water.

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