Fate of prions in soil: detergent extraction of PrP from soils.

@article{Cooke2007FateOP,
  title={Fate of prions in soil: detergent extraction of PrP from soils.},
  author={Cindy M Cooke and Joanne Rodger and Allister Smith and Karen Fernie and George Shaw and Robert A. Somerville},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={811-7}
}
The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are caused by infectious agents whose structures have not been fully characterized but include abnormal forms of the host protein PrP, designated PrP(Sc), which are deposited in infected tissues. The transmission routes of scrapie and chronic wasting disease (CWD) seem to include environmental spread in their epidemiology, yet the fate of TSE agents in the environment is poorly understood. There are concerns that, for example, buried… CONTINUE READING

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