Prion diseases: Infectivity versus toxicity

ArticleinNature 470(7335):470-1 · February 2011
Impact Factor: 41.46 · DOI: 10.1038/470470a · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Prions are infectious proteins that can cause deadly diseases in
    mammals. Detailed measurements of infectivity suggest that there may be
    distinct infectious and toxic versions of this protein. See Letter p.540