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what does prion stand for?

Dr. J.P. Clewley jclewley at crc.ac.uk
Sun May 29 03:39:53 EST 1994

In article <28MAY199418143078 at violet.ccit.arizona.edu>, krukonis at violet.ccit.arizona.edu (KRUKONIS, GREG) writes:
> Proteinaceous infectious agent.
> Anyone know why it's not Proin?

Probably so that it ends in -on; as in codon, operon, muon, transposon,

Besides, would proin really have caught on?

Jon Clewley

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