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What does PRNP stand for?

PRNP stands for Prion Protein

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When these normal cellular prion precursors convert to pathogenic prion proteins, the transmissible conformations are characterized by [beta]-pleated sheets rather than the normal [alpha]-helix structure, and they do not elicit an immune response (4).
Prion protein is a natural cellular protein that can become misfolded into infectious particles and cause bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") and a lethal variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in humans.
In the cattle brain disease BSE, its human equivalent vCJD, and the sheep disease scrapie, the infectious agents are thought to be rogue prion proteins.