TEM of fibrils in mad cow disease

TEM of fibrils in mad cow disease

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Caption: Trasmission electron micrograph of negatively stained fibrils associated with Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), a form of transmissible, slow virus encephalopathy found in the brains of infected cattle. Human slow virus encephalopathies include Kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, & Gerstmann- Straussler syndrome. The agents causing these diseases form a group of virus-like organisms called prions. The fibrils are believed to be aggregations of the major proteins of the infectious agents themselves. Magnification: x210,000 at 10x8inch size, x28,000 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: biology, bovin spong. enceph., bovine spong. enceph., bovine spongiform encephalopat, bse, encephalopathy, fibrils, mad cow disease, microbiology, prion, prions, slow virus, slow virus encephalopathy, transmissible encephalopathy, virology, virus-like

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