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what does prion stand for?

robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au
Tue May 31 20:32:51 EST 1994

In article <2s9kcp$cqv at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk> jclewley at crc.ac.uk (Dr. J.P. Clewley) writes:
>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?

Yep, well here in the land down under they would chuck proins on the

No kidding, this is just a brief message to let you vironetters know
of my new address. It appears that things are reasonably stable now.


Robert Coelen
robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au
Dept of Biomedical and Tropical Veterinary Sciences
James Cook University
Almost on the Reef Townsville, Q, 4811
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