The aims of this project is:
a. to demonstrate that Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) infectious agent is a nucleic acid/protein complex;
b. to reconstitute BSE infectivity in vitro;
c. to identify agent specific molecules.
The results will be:
a. the reconstitution experiments, which we propose to do, will clearly show if nucleic acids are part of slow viruses;
b. high quality immunological reagents or nucleic acid probes can be produced for use in clinical diagnosis and biomedical research of slow viruses worldwide.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
540 06 Thessaloniki
K115 3NB Weybridge