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Infectious particle made of protein?

Prions are infectious proteins. Examples are the well known "mad cow disease" or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE; affects cattle), scrapie (affects sheep), Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, Kuru, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome, and Fatal familial insomnia. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) is the disease that occurs… Full Answer

What do prions cause?

There are a range of transmissible spongiform ensephalopathies that affect the brain or other neural tissue. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Chronic wasting disease Scrapie Feline spongiform encephalopathy Kuru Fatal familial insomnia Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome Full Answer