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Prion strain adaptation : breaking and building species barriers
Contributor:Reid, Crystal Meyerett
Prions have been an enigma to researchers and agricultural producers alike since their inception. The timing and order of prion disease discovery can be attributed to the scrutiny of the prion protein-only hypothesis. The ...
Oral and nasal mucosal pathways of prion infection in chronic wasting disease
Contributor:Denkers, Nathaniel David
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal neurodegenerative prion disease of deer, elk, and moose. The unique feature of CWD as a prion disease is its efficient transmission among cervids in nature. As with other prion ...
Chronic wasting disease in transgenic mice and white-tailed deer - prion trafficking and pathogenesis
Contributor:Seelig, Davis Martin
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a naturally occurring, horizontally transmitted prion disease of cervids, including deer, elk and moose. Typical of all prion diseases, CWD is characterized by the forced conversion of the ...
Chronic wasting disease : a model for prion transmission via saliva and urine
Contributor:Haley, Nicholas James
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Elucidating mother to offspring transmission of chronic wasting disease using a transgenic mouse model
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), or prion disease, of free-ranging and farmed cervids (deer, elk and moose). CWD is the only TSE in a wildlife population, which was initially ...
Longitudinal characterization of peripheral prion pathogeneis in Syrian hamsters experimentally inoculated with hamster-adapted Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs) are a group of infectious, neurodegenerative diseases affecting animals, including humans. Caused by misfolded proteins called prions, TSEs are characterized by a long, ...
The occurrence of CWD prions and their risk to humans
Contributor:Davenport, Kristen Anne
Zoonotic diseases are often caused by viruses or bacteria, which adapt to new species with changes to their nucleic acid sequence. The etiologic agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), the prion, is a ...