Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Primate Biol., 3, 47–50, 2016

Special issue: Special diseases of nonhuman primates

Primate Biol., 3, 47–50, 2016

Review article 07 Sep 2016

Review article | 07 Sep 2016


Walter Bodemer

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Krasemann, S., Mearini, G., Krämer, E., Wagenführ, K., Schulz-Schaeffer, W., Neumann, M., Bodemer, W., Kaup, F. J., Beekes, M., Carrier, L., Aguzzi, A., and Glatzel, M.: BSE-associated prion-amyloid cardiomyopathy in primates, Emerg. Infect. Dis., 19, 985–988,, 2013.
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Inheritance by DNA and RNA as genetic elements has been known for decades. However, inheritance by proteins was completely unexpected. Proteins as carrier of genetic information have been identified in yeast where non-Mendelian inheritance could not be explained by transfer of chromosomes (DNA). Prions in yeast helped to understand structure and function of mammalian prions. The rhesus monkey has been found to be a valid animal model for prion infection and the epigenetically controlled disease.