Survival of scrapie agent after exposure to sodium dodecyl sulphate and heat.

Abstract

Fifty mg aliquots of macerated mouse-brain infected with the 22A strain of scrapie agent were treated by exposing them without mechanical mixing to (a) distilled water for 2 h, (b) 5% sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) for 2 h, (c) autoclaving at 121 degrees C for 15 min in distilled water, (d) autoclaving at 121 degrees C for 15 min in 5% SDS, or (e) boiling in… (More)

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