University of Alberta’s designer compounds inhibit prion infection

July 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified a new class of compounds that inhibit the spread of prions, misfolded proteins in the brain that trigger lethal neurodegenerative diseases in humans and animals. U of A chemistry researcher Frederick West and his team have developed compounds that clear prions from infected cells derived from the brain.

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