Prion diseases are a good example of what can happen when structures are not as they are supposed to be, resulting in disease. You’ll need to use outside, RELIABLE sources for this (such as CDC or other sources written by experts). Do not plagiarize – put the information in your own words. You must also cite the information and include a reference for each source you use at the end of your post.
Here’s the assignment.
1) In a short paragraph, explain generally what a prion is.
2) Describe a specific prion disease that can infect humans. Address the symptoms, treatment, cause, and mode of transmission.
3) Explain the importance of the complementarity of structure and function in light of this prion disease. In other words, make the connection between how the disease can occur if the structure of a protein is abnormal.