Prion diseases (also referred to as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, or TSEs) are a group of progressive, untreatable, and fatal neurodegenerative conditions affecting both humans and animals. Generally, these conditions are characterized by long incubation periods (usually between 5 to 20 years), disruption in the normal tissue structure (resulting in holes and vacuole formation in the neurons), and the absence of an inflammatory response.
Topics: Protein Purification, Molecular Biology, Western Blotting, Protein Electrophoresis, Cytotoxicity Assays, Sample Clean Up, Protein Concentration, Protein Fractionation, Protein Labeling, Protein Extraction, Buffers & Chemicals
Despite the advances in modern medicine, no one knows for sure what causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig’s disease. Scientists can only theorize and speculate as to what causes it, but they still don’t have a conclusive answer to this question.
This guide applies to many, but not all antibodies. Always consult the product insert of the antibody for storage and handling instructions.