Contact: Joel Watts
Caption: This image shows accumulation of misfolded, toxic prion protein (brown staining) in the brain of a transgenic mouse expressing bank vole PrP and challenged with human variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) prions.
Credit: Image courtesy of Dr. Joel Watts
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