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Volume 18, Number 1—January 2012

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Oral Transmission of L-type Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in Primate Model

Nadine Mestre-FrancésComments to Author , Simon Nicot, Sylvie Rouland, Anne-Gaëlle Biacabe, Isabelle Quadrio, Armand Perret-Liaudet, Thierry Baron, and Jean-Michel Verdier
Author affiliations: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) U710, Montpellier, France (N. Mestre-Francés, S. Rouland, J.-M. Verdier); Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier (N. Mestre-Francés, S. Rouland, J.-M. Verdier); École Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France (N. Mestre-Francés, S. Rouland, J.-M. Verdier); Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire, Lyon, France (S. Nicot, A.-G. Biacabe, T. Baron); Hopitaux Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France (I. Quadrio, A. Perret-Liaudet); Université Lyon 1, Lyon (I. Quadrio, A. Perret-Liaudet); INSERM U1028, Lyon (I. Quadrio, A. Perret-Liaudet); Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon (I. Quadrio, A. Perret-Liaudet)

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Figure 2. Histopathologic and disease-associated prion protein (PrPd) immunodetection in the brain of 2 mouse lemurs after intracerebral (5 mg) or oral (50 mg) inoculation with a cattle-derived L-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy isolate. A, B) Spongiosis in the striatum; scale bars = 30 μm. C, D) Paraffin-embedded tissue blot analysis of sagittal brain section; scale bars = 500 μm. E, F) PrPd immunodetection; scale bars = 30 μm. Analyses in C–F were performed by using the 3F4 monoclonal antibody against PrP. C, colliculus; S, striatum; T, thalamus.

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