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New sporadic prion protein disease identified by Case Western Reserve
Date:8/13/2010

n with different mechanisms," concludes Dr. Gambetti, professor of pathology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. "This might apply to other dementing illnesses as well, and has implications for the strategies that need to be followed to attain a cure."

Drs. Gambetti and Zou, along with their extensive research team, plan to further characterize the abnormal prion protein associated with VPSPr as well as other important features of the protein, such as the disease's propensity for transmission upon inoculation and its replication in test tubes. These features in VPSPr will be compared with those of sCJD to obtain a complete picture of how the abnormal prion protein attacks the brain in these two diseases.


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Contact: Jessica Studeny
jessica.studeny@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University
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