Scrapie may cross species barrier

Scrapie may cross species barrier

RESEARCHERS in France have shown, for the first time, that the prions responsible for scrapie in small ruminants have the potential to convert the human prion protein from a healthy state to a pathological state, according to an announcement from France's national agricultural research institute INRA.

In mice models reproducing the human species barrier, this prion induced a disease similar to Creutzfeldt-Jako

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