Subviral Agents

  title={Subviral Agents},
  author={James H. Strauss and Ellen G. Strauss},
  journal={Viruses and Human Disease},
  pages={345 - 368}
Femtoplankton: What’s New?
This review focuses on the origin, composition and the ecological potentials of organic femtoplankton entities, and particular emphasis is given to the most recently discovered ALNs. Expand
Microbiology of hospital wastewater
The ARGs occurrence in HWW, their prevalence in the environment, the molecular tools used for identification, and different mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer are discussed. Expand
Role of Alphasatellite in Begomoviral Disease Complex
A circular single stranded satellite, called as alphasatellite (initially identified as DNA-1), wascharacterised and confirmed to be associated with the Geminivirus begomovirus-betasatelliteExpand
Current status of viroid taxonomy
The current viroid taxonomy scheme and the criteria for viroid species demarcation are discussed, highlighting the main taxonomic questions currently under consideration by the ICTV Viroid Study Group. Expand


Hepatitis Delta Virus Chapter
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Hepatitis Delta Virus Chapter 77 in : Fields Virology , Fifth Edition
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Inactivation of Prions by Acidic Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
The findings form the basis for a noncorrosive system that is suitable for inactivating prions on surgical instruments, as well as on other medical and dental equipment. Expand
Mouse-Adapted Scrapie Infection of SN56 Cells: Greater Efficiency with Microsome-Associated versus Purified PrP-res
Evidence is provided that infection of cells is aided by the association of PrP-res with membranes and/or other microsomal constituents, as well as by the effect of disease-associated PrP (PrP- Res) association withMicrosomal membranes on infection efficiency. Expand
Prion protein is expressed on long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells and is important for their self-renewal
It is shown that PrP is expressed on the surface of several bone marrow cell populations successively enriched in long-term hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) using flow cytometry analysis and is a marker for HSCs and supports their self-renewal. Expand
Prions in Skeletal Muscles of Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease
Bioassays in transgenic mice expressing cervid prion protein revealed the presence of infectious prions in skeletal muscles of CWD-infected deer, demonstrating that humans consuming or handling meat from C WD infected deer are at risk to prion exposure. Expand
Breaking an Absolute Species Barrier: Transgenic Mice Expressing the Mink PrP Gene Are Susceptible to Transmissible Mink Encephalopathy
The absolute species barrier between the infectious agent of TME and mice was broken and only proteinase-resistant PrP homologous to the incoming agent was detectable. Expand
Diagnosis of human prion disease.
The findings argue that the CDI should be used to establish or rule out the diagnosis of prion disease when a small number of samples is available as is the case with brain biopsy. Expand
Primary sequence independence for prion formation.
The results suggest that [PSI+] formation is driven primarily by the amino acid composition of the Sup 35p prion domain, and that the Sup35p oligopeptide repeats are not required for prion maintenance. Expand
Prion protein NMR structures of cats, dogs, pigs, and sheep.
Because the five newly determined PrPC structures originate from species with widely different transmissible spongiform encephalopathy records, the present data indicate previously uncharacterized possible correlations between local features in PrPC three-dimensional structures and susceptibility of different mammalian species to transmissible scrofa encephalopathies. Expand