Prion spread at cellular level

Prion spread at cellular level

M060/0032

Rights Managed

Restrictions:

This image may not be used in educational posters.

Caption

Prion spread. Artwork of a theoretical basis for the spread of prions at a cellular level. Prions are abnormal proteins that are the cause of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), such as BSE in cows, scrapie in sheep and CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) in humans. They cause fatal brain and nerve degeneration. A normal form of prion protein (tiny green balls, lower centre) is made with instructions from cell nuclei (brown, one at bottom right). The prions (pink balls, upper right) are a different shape of this normal prion protein, and cause the normal ones to flip to the abnormal shape. Spread may be by nerve cells (top left) & white blood cells (lower left).

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}