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known. This misfolded prion protein with an abnormal three dimensional structure can then cause others to misfold and cause disease. These prion proteins then destroy brain cells. In the variant form of CJD, the build up of these prion proteins after a long period of time results in the blockage of nerve cells. These nerve cells can no longer communicate which causes cell death.
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