Prion protein protects against epilepsy

In the most systematic and rigorous study conducted thus far in its field, the prion protein (PrPC) was clearly shown to play a role in preventing the onset of epileptic seizures. PrPC is perhaps best known in its ‘degenerate’ form, the prion, and an infectious agent behind dangerous neurodegenerative diseases such as mad cow disease. SISSA contributed to the study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports. —> Read More