Matteo Perucchini

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Susceptibility and incubation periods of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, such as scrapie in sheep, are modulated by the PrP gene. The standard model of association between ovine PrP genetics and classical scrapie susceptibility is based on PrP genotypes with respect to codons 136, 154 and 171, e.g. alanine-arginine-glutamine (ARQ). It is(More)
Variation in PrP prion gene sequence appears to modulate susceptibility to chronic wasting disease (CWD), a naturally occurring prion disease affecting four North American species of the family Cervidae. Wapiti (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) PrP is polymorphic at codon 132 [methionine (M) or leucine (L)]. We genotyped 171 samples, collected between 2002 and 2005(More)
The genetics of the prion protein gene (PRNP) play a crucial role in determining the relative susceptibility to transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in several mammalian species. To determine the PRNP gene variability in European red deer (Cervus elaphus), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), the PRNP open reading(More)
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