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Do all prion diseases predominately affect the brain or also the spinal cord and nerves?
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Dr. Peter Glusker
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In brief: Prion
Prions are proteins that have changed conformation, so that the normal function of the protein inside the cells won't work.
The prions' also causes other normal proteins to misfold and make more prions, spreading the process. The prions affect many cells in the body, but they particularly harm nerve cells in the brain, causing progressive rapid degeneration. They are not alive, and have no dna.

In brief: Prion
Prions are proteins that have changed conformation, so that the normal function of the protein inside the cells won't work.
The prions' also causes other normal proteins to misfold and make more prions, spreading the process. The prions affect many cells in the body, but they particularly harm nerve cells in the brain, causing progressive rapid degeneration. They are not alive, and have no dna.
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