CD Markers

Topic Completed: 1 February 2002

Minor changes: 13 November 2020

Copyright: 2002-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD230 or prion protein [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. CD230. website. Accessed January 15th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Aka prion protein (“PRotein INfectious agent”)
  • Mutations associated with Gerstmann-Straussler disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), familial fatal insomnia, which are neurodegenerative conditions transmissible by inoculation or inherited as autosomal dominant disorders
  • Aberrant isoforms can act as an infectious agent in these disorders as well as in kuru and in scrapie in sheep
  • Replication (infectivity) occurs as abnormal protein with conformational change recruits cellular prion and converts it into infective form with same conformational change
Positive staining - normal
  • Neurons (nonpathogenic isoform)
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