A naked protein similar in aminoacid sequence to a normal human protein, but which has no nucleic acid associated with it, can cause? (AIPG 2011)
|C||Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy|
a. Prions are infectious proteinacious particles. These agents cause spongiform encephalopathies in humans and animals.
b. Examples of disease in humans: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, familial fatal insomnia, kuru and Gerstmann straussler schinker syndrome.
c. Examples of infections in animals: scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) and mink encephalopathy.