Chronic Wasting Disease Prions in Elk Antler Velvet
Rachel C. Angers1, Tanya S. Seward, Dana Napier, Michael Green, Edward Hoover, Terry Spraker, Katherine O’Rourke, Aru Balachandran, and Glenn C. Telling
Author affiliations: University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (R.C. Angers, T.S. Seward, D. Napier, M. Green, G.C. Telling); Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (E. Hoover, T. Spraker); US Department of Agriculture, Pullman, Washington, USA (K. O’Rourke); Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (A. Balachandran); 1Current affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK.
Figure 3. Distribution of PrPSc (disease-associated form of prion protein) in brains of diseased mice. Histoblots of mice inoculated with 01-0306 brain or antler velvet material were treated with proteinase K and probed with monoclonal antibody 6H4. Tg, transgenic.
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