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PrP


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Prion protein, a glycoprotein (a protein in which the amino acid units are bound to sugars) that forms the major or only component of a prion. In brain tissue molecules of PrP tend to aggregate into rod-shaped structures, and the rods collect in clumps that appear in photomicrographs as fluffy tufts resembling amyloid plaques.

Subjects: Psychology.


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