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Prion Amyloid, molecular model

Prion Amyloid, molecular model

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Caption

A molecular model of the HET-s prion in it's amyloid form. Unlike other prion proteins, HET-s amyloid fibrils form a triangular beta solenoid. Prions play a large role in certain neurological diseases, such as mad cow disease, by causing proteins in the brain to fold abnormally.

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