Autoantibodies to brain components and antibodies to Acinetobacter calcoaceticus are present in bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

@article{Tiwana1999AutoantibodiesTB,
  title={Autoantibodies to brain components and antibodies to Acinetobacter calcoaceticus are present in bovine spongiform encephalopathy.},
  author={Harmale Tiwana and Clyde D Wilson and J Pirt and W Cartmell and Alan Ebringer},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={6591-5}
}
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is a neurological disorder, predominantly of British cattle, which belongs to the group of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies together with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), kuru, and scrapie. Autoantibodies to brain neurofilaments have been previously described in patients with CJD and kuru and in sheep affected by scrapie. Spongiform-like changes have also been observed in chronic experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, at least in rabbits and… CONTINUE READING