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Research Article

Evolutionary Descent of Prion Genes from the ZIP Family of Metal Ion Transporters

  • Gerold Schmitt-Ulms mail,

    g.schmittulms@utoronto.ca

    Affiliations: Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Sepehr Ehsani,

    Affiliations: Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Joel C. Watts,

    Affiliations: Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • David Westaway,

    Affiliation: Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Holger Wille

    Affiliations: Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: September 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0007208

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