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Monitoring Cell-to-cell Transmission of Prion-like Protein Aggregates in Drosophila Melanogaster
 

Monitoring Cell-to-cell Transmission of Prion-like Protein Aggregates in Drosophila Melanogaster

Article doi: 10.3791/56906
March 12th, 2018

Summary March 12th, 2018

Accumulating evidence supports the idea that pathogenic protein aggregates associated with neurodegenerative diseases spread between cells with prion-like properties. Here, we describe a method that enables visualization of cell-to-cell spreading of prion-like aggregates in the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster.

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