What is a prion - Herb and prion disease

What Is A Prion ?           The word Prion is an expansion of‘proteinaceous infectious particle’. A prion is a nonliving agent that consists of protein and is highly infectious.

What Is A Prion          The curious thing about a prion is that it is totally lacking in nucleic acid. Despite this, it self propagates, a phenomenon that is not understood till today and still confuses scientists. Like a virus, the Prion leans on its host's biological structure to reproduce.More...

 

Herb And Prion Disease

Herb And Prion Disease

What is a prion? A prion is a non-living infectious agent. The expansion of Prion is ‘proteinaceous infectious particle’. It is self propagating, consists of protein, lacks neucleic acid and, like a virus, leans on its hosts biological make up to reproduce. Till today the ability of prions to multiply in the absence of neucleic acid remains a mystery that baffles scientists. More...

 

Prion Disease In Humans

Prion Disease In Humans

A prion is an infectious agent made of protein that is nonliving. It contains no nucleic acid which is normally required from reproduction. Nonetheless, it replicates itself relying on the biological framework of its host. This ability to self-replicate in the absence of nucleic acid has not been solved and still baffles scientists. More...

 

Treatment Of Prion Disease

Treatment Of Prion Disease

Prion diseases in humans are relatively rare. In the world the ratio of people afflicted is one in a million per annum. In the US approximately 300 people contract prion disease every year. The disease appears in adulthood with symptoms that progressively degenerate. Symptoms of all three diseases tend to overlap. More...