Scrapie and sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) - mouse model relationship

Sites: 
IBIS TH
Status: 
Emerging
Dates: 
2014-Dec-18 to 2014-Dec-18
Description: 

A French research paper released on 16 December has demonstrated a zoonotic potential for scrapie prion proteins after serial transmission of scrapie prions in a number of tgHu mice models resulted in the propogation of phenotypically identical prion proteins to those causing sCJD in humans.

The paper has been reported in a number sources.

The paper is of interest as new or emerging information.