Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease:

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, abnormal form of a protein found in mammals, believed to cause a group of diseases known as prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Well-known prion diseases are Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and kuru in humans, scrapie in sheep, bovine
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Since it is a fluorinated corticosteroid, it is not inactivated by placental enzymes, so it can reach the fetus in its active form.
In live, attenuated vaccines, such contaminants are not inactivated, and endogenous retroviruses by their very nature as Mendelian transmitted genomes are particularly difficult to eliminate.
They are not inactivated and they are able to recombine during meiosis.