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Prion Biology

Prion Diseases

  • Contributors review the structures of prion proteins and how they adopt alternative structures and aggregate into amyloid fibrils and other insoluble complexes
  • Covers the progress that has recently been made in our understanding of the pathophysiology of prion diseases, as well as ongoing efforts to develop effective therapeutics
  • An essential reference for biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, and all who wish to understand how prions are formed from alternatively folded, self-propagating proteins
  • Contributors discuss how proteins such as tau, islet amyloid polypeptide, and α-synuclein adopt alternative shapes that lead them to aggregate, resulting in cellular degeneration
  • Examines the expanding roles of prions in health and disease
  • Therapies for human and animal diseases caused by prions are also covered

456 pages, illustrated (74 color and 16 B&W), index
Paperback + eBook: $202 $71.10
Paperback: $79 $63.20
eBook: $75 $60.00
ISBN 978-1-621822-84-4

677 pages, illustrated (83 color and 34 B&W), index
Paperback + eBook: $202 $71.10
Paperback: $79 $63.20
eBook: $75 $60.00
ISBN 978-1-621822-83-7

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