Mucosal vaccination delays or prevents prion infection via an oral route.

In recent years major outbreaks of prion disease linked to oral exposure of the prion agent have occurred in animal and human populations. These disorders are associated with a conformational change of a normal protein, PrP(C) (prion protein cellular), to a toxic and infectious form, PrP(Sc) (prion protein scrapie). None of the prionoses currently have an… CONTINUE READING