NCLEX Review: Prions
Prions are misfolded infectious proteins. They should be folded a certain way but they are folded the wrong way and have the ability to affect host cells. They are the only infectious agents known that lack genetic material. As we discuss prions in this NCLEX video, we will answer the following questions: How do prions affect mammalian hosts? How do prions spread? Where do prions accumulate in the host? Is there a cure? What do prions look like under a microscope? We will also discuss examples of prion diseases and other topics you will need to understand for the NCLEX test, such as TSEs.