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HAVE MUTATION, WILL TRAVEL

Mutant huntingtin spreads, prion-like, between cells

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, August 1, 2014
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that misfolded proteins can cause damage not just in the cell where they originally misfold. Since scientists first discovered that prion proteins can be infectious, traveling from cell to cell and even organism to organism to organism.

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