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A comparison of two 3D models of different prion protein isoforms. The structure on the left represents a human prion protein found on cell membranes in its normal state. The structure on the right is a fungal prion in it's folded amyloid form, similar to how prion proteins deform in certain neurological diseases like mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
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