Prion protein found in skin of CJD patients

Results raise questions about possible transmissibility of prion diseases and use of skin samples for detection.

November 28, 2017

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Prion protein found in skin of CJD patients
The brain of one patient who died from sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (sCJD) appears nearly identical to the brain of a mouse inoculated with infectious prions taken from the skin of patients who died from sCJD.Credit: Case Western Reserve University
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