How do prions cause disease?

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They are chaperones that cause proteins to unfold.

  

They cause changes in a protein's primary structure so that the protein is nonfunctional.

  

They cause changes in the shape of normal protein molecules that lead to disintegration of mammalian brains.

  

They are alternate but functional forms of normal proteins.

 

asked Dec 25, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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They cause changes in the shape of normal protein molecules that lead to disintegration of mammalian brains.

 

answered Dec 25, 2012 by anonymous



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