Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-1820
Frigg, R; Klein, M A; Hegyi, I; Zinkernagel, R M; Aguzzi, A (1999). Scrapie pathogenesis in subclinically infected B-cell-deficient mice. Journal of Virology, 73(11):9584-9588.
Prion infections can present without clinical manifestations. B-cell deficiency may be a model for subclinical transmissible spongiform encephalopathy, since it protects mice from disease upon intraperitoneal administration of scrapie prions; however, a proportion of B-cell-deficient mice accumulate protease-resistant prion protein in their brains. Here, we have characterized this subclinical disease. In addition, we have studied the possibility that a neurotoxic factor secreted by B cells may contribute to pathogenesis.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
|Date:||1 November 1999|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:25|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 23:50|
|Publisher:||American Society for Microbiology|
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