Subject: Do prions affect tissue other than nervous tissue?
Date: Sun Jan 11 09:19:44 2004
Posted by Kathleen
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: Eastern Middle School
City: Riverside State/Province: CT
Area of science: Medicine
With the first confirmed case of "Mad Cow Disease" in the United States, I
wanted to know whether prions affected tissue other than nervous tissue. I know
that prions can cause Creutzfeld-Jacob Syndrome in humans and BSE in cows. Can
prions cause other non-nervous tissue diseases in humans?
Re: Do prions affect tissue other than nervous tissue?
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