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Portrait of a prion

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SWISS scientists have built up the first three-dimensional picture of the human prion protein, which is deformed in CJD (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol 97, p 145). The structure, revealed by nuclear magnetic resonance, may help to show why prion diseases can pass between some species, but not others. Kurt Wüthrich of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, who led the team, says there are structural differences between the human prion and prions in mice and hamsters,