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Descriptor in English: Prions
Descriptor in Spanish: Priones
Descriptor in Portuguese: Príons
Descriptor in French: Prions
Entry term(s): Encephalopathy Virus, Mink
Mink Encephalopathy Virus
Tree number(s): D12.776.785
Scope note: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Online Note: use PRIONS to search MINK ENCEPHALOPATHY VIRUS & TRANSMISSIBLE ENCEPHALOPATHY VIRUS OF MINK 1975-92
History Note: 86; MINK ENCEPHALOPATHY VIRUS was heading 1991-92, was see under VERTEBRATE VIRUSES, UNCLASSIFIED (now VIRUSES, UNCLASSIFIED) 1975-90; TRANSMISSIBLE ENCEPHALOPATHY VIRUS OF MINK was see MINK ENCEPHALOPATHY VIRUS 1975-92
DeCS UI: 19524
Descriptor UI: D011328
Date Established: 1986/01/01
Date of Entry: 1985/05/10
Revision Date: 2016/06/06
Prions - Preferred
Concept UI M0017586
Scope note Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.
Preferred term Prions
Mink Encephalopathy Virus - Narrower
Concept UI M0017585
Preferred term Mink Encephalopathy Virus
Entry term(s) Encephalopathy Virus, Mink



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