The case for involvement of spiroplasma in the pathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.

@article{Bastian2014TheCF,
  title={The case for involvement of spiroplasma in the pathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.},
  author={Frank Bastian},
  journal={Journal of neuropathology and experimental neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={104-14}
}
Spiroplasma biofilm formation explains the role of these wall-less bacteria in the pathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Spiroplasma embedded in the biofilm polysaccharide matrix are markedly resistant to physical and chemical treatment, simulating the biologic properties of the TSE agent. Microcolonies of spiroplasma embedded in… CONTINUE READING