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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) INFECTIOUS AGENT

Objective



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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Address
University Campus
540 06 Thessaloniki
Greece

Participants (2)

ARISTOTELIAN UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
540 06 Thessaloniki
MAFF CENTRAL VETERINARY LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
New Haw
K115 3NB Weybridge