Elena Esposito

Romolo Nonno8
Umberto Agrimi8
Gabriele Vaccari7
Laura Pirisinu4
8Romolo Nonno
8Umberto Agrimi
7Gabriele Vaccari
4Laura Pirisinu
3Michela Conte
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  • Umberto Agrimi, Romolo Nonno, Giacomo Dell'Omo, Michele Angelo Di Bari, Michela Conte, Barbara Chiappini +5 others
  • 2008
The bank vole is a rodent susceptible to different prion strains from humans and various animal species. We analyzed the transmission features of different prions in a panel of seven rodent species which showed various degrees of phylogenetic affinity and specific prion protein (PrP) sequence divergences in order to investigate the basis of vole(More)
  • Laura Pirisinu, Romolo Nonno, Elena Esposito, Sylvie L. Benestad, Pierluigi Gambetti, Umberto Agrimi +1 other
  • 2013
Prion diseases are classically characterized by the accumulation of pathological prion protein (PrP(Sc)) with the protease resistant C-terminal fragment (PrP(res)) of 27-30 kDa. However, in both humans and animals, prion diseases with atypical biochemical features, characterized by PK-resistant PrP internal fragments (PrP(res)) cleaved at both the N and C(More)
  • Eirini G Fragkiadaki, Gabriele Vaccari, Loukia V Ekateriniadou, Umberto Agrimi, Nektarios D Giadinis, Barbara Chiappini +3 others
  • 2011
One hundred and four scrapie positive and 77 negative goats from 34 Greek mixed flocks were analysed by prion protein gene sequencing and 17 caprine scrapie isolates from 11 flocks were submitted to molecular isolate typing. For the first time, the protective S146 variant was reported in Greece, while the protective K222 variant was detected in negative but(More)
  • Gabriele Vaccari, Gaia Scavia, Marcello Sala, Gianmario Cosseddu, Barbara Chiappini, Michela Conte +9 others
  • 2009
The susceptibility of sheep to scrapie is under the control of the host's prion protein (PrP gene and is also influenced by the strain of the agent. PrP polymorphisms at codons 136 (A/V), 15 (R/H) and 171 (Q/R/H) are the main determinants of susceptibility/resistance of sheep to classical scrapie. They are combined in four main variants of the wild-type ARQ(More)
Sheep CH1641-like transmissible spongiform encephalopathy isolates have shown molecular similarities to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) isolates. We report that the prion protein PrPSc from sheep BSE is extremely resistant to denaturation. This feature, combined with the N-terminal PrPSc cleavage, allowed differentiation of classical scrapie,(More)
  • Seong Soo An, Kuntaek Lim, Young Chul Youn, Eva Bagyinszky, Christiane Segarra, Sungmin Kang +346 others
  • 2001
Previously, Multimer Detection System (MDS) detected scrapie infected lambs of 8 mo age at pre-clinical stage in comparison with the normal controls. Above lamb were born from scrapie infected parent sheep (VRQ/VRQ). Here, MDS was challenged twice blindly with scrapie sheep blood samples from pre-clinical stages. These sheep showed no symptoms and they died(More)
  • Laura Pirisinu, Michele Di Bari, Stefano Marcon, Gabriele Vaccari, Claudia D'Agostino, Paola Fazzi +5 others
  • 2010
Although proteinacious in nature, prions exist as strains with specific self-perpetuating biological properties. Prion strains are thought to be associated with different conformers of PrP(Sc), a disease-associated isoform of the host-encoded cellular protein (PrP(C)). Molecular strain typing approaches have been developed which rely on the characterization(More)
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