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Keywords:

  • amyloids;
  • dendrimers;
  • polyamines;
  • prions;
  • prion strains
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A panel of repetitively branched synthetic molecules known as dendrimers is used to identify and differentiate between different strains of the prion infectious agent, the protein-based pathogen responsible for prion disorders—a group of invariably fatal neurodegenerative diseases.