Subject: What thermodynamic changes accompany the generation of a prion?
Date: Sun Oct 3 13:52:15 2004
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Area of science: Biochemistry
My understanding is that proteins fold along the path which minimises the free
energy of the resulting conformation. When a healthy protein is transformed
into a prion, is the resulting configuration more or less stable, and if it is
less stable, what enables this increase in enthalpy?
Re: What thermodynamic changes accompany the generation of a prion?
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