Prions could enter the brain along the axons of neurons. This probably happens by a retrograde flow of prion filled vesicles. These are shown in the picture as purple spheres ascending the axon like elevators going up a shaft . Another route of entry could be the blood, probably in immune cells. A lymphocyte is shown exiting the capillary at bottom left where it could then contact the astrocyte. Astrocytes and other glial cells also support the production of prions.
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I am an artist based in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. I started working as a science illustrator in 1981. I studied graphic design in the late 70s. Then I worked in traditional hospital based medical illustration. Pen and ink and water colour. Then came a long stint in university based medical video production...
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