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Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009

Research

Transgenic Mice Expressing Porcine Prion Protein Resistant to Classical Scrapie but Susceptible to Sheep Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Atypical Scrapie

Juan-Carlos Espinosa1, María-Eugenia Herva1, Olivier Andréoletti, Danielle Padilla, Caroline Lacroux, Hervé Cassard, Isabelle Lantier, Joaquin Castilla, and Juan-María TorresComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal, Madrid, Spain (J.-C. Espinosa, M.-E. Herva, D. Padilla, J. Castilla, J.-M. Torres); École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse, Toulouse, France (O. Andréoletti, C. Lacroux, H. Cassard); Centre Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique de Tours, Nouzilly, France (I. Lantier)

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Table

Transmission of cattle BSE, sheep BSE, and sheep scrapie isolates in transgenic mice expressing porcine prion protein*

TSE isolate Genotype PrPres, kDa First passage
Second passage
Third passage
Survival time, dpi % (Attack rate) Survival time, dpi % (Attack rate) Survival time, dpi % (Attack rate)
Cattle-BSE1 19 >650 0 (0/12)† 269 ± 3 100 (10/10) 204 ± 12 100 (9/9)
Cattle-BSE2 19 498 ± 9 17 (2/12)† 198 ± 6 100 (15/15) 193 ± 17 100 (6/6)
Cattle-BSE0 19 >650 19 (3/16)† 197 ± 4 100 (12/12) 190 ± 10 100 (7/7)
Sheep-BSE0 ARQ/ARQ 19 458 ± 11 100 (15/15) 162 ± 4 100 (13/13) 166 ± 7 100 (7/7)
SC-662/97 ARQ/ARQ 21 >650 0 (0/10) >650 0 (0/12) ND ND
SC-UCD/99 ARQ/ARQ 21 >650 0 (0/12) >650 0 (0/9) ND ND
SC-Langlade ARQ/ARQ 21 >650 0 (0/12) >650 0 (0/12) ND ND
SC-PS13 ARQ/ARQ 20 >650 0 (0/12) >650 0 (0/12) ND ND
SC-JR01 VRQ/VRQ 21 >650 0 (0/12) >650 0 (0/12) ND ND
SC-PS83 ARR/ARR 21 >650 0 (0/12) >650 0 (0/12) ND ND
SC-PS48 VRQ/VRQ 19 >650 0 (0/9) >650 0 (0/10) ND ND
SC-PS152 AfRQ/AfRQ ≈7–14 300–600 16 (2/12) 162 ± 13 100 (9/9) 172 ± 16 100% (7/7)
SC-UCD/99 adapted to BoPrP-Tg110 –- >650 0 (0/13) >650 0 (0/10) ND ND
Healthy sheep brain ARQ/ARQ >650 0 (0/14) >650 0 (0/9) ND ND

*BSE, bovine spongiform encephalopathy; TSE, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy; PrPres, atypical proteinase K–resistant prion protein; dpi, days postinoculation; ND, not determined.
†No. animals positive for the aberrant form of PrP associated with disease / no. inoculated animals.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.
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