What are prions
How prions function
How they differ from bacteria and viruses genetically.
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prion is a smallest proteinaceous causitive agent for different kinds of diseases ( animal and plant diseases). Prions structurally smallest than viruses and bacteria also.
Prions functionally caused the neurological diseases in the sheep like Scrapie.the human diseases include the kuru and fatal familial insomnia.the abnormal prion protein functionally enter in the host cell and it change to normal prion possessed protein to PrPsc and resulting in a accumulation of abnormal PrPsc.
The prions genetically differ from bacteria and viruses because of viruses contain a specific protein. And prions do not have Contain the nucleic acid .viruses and bacteria also larger than Prions.
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