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Degradation of the Disease-Associated Prion Protein by a Serine Protease from Lichens

  • Christopher J. Johnson mail,

    cjjohnson@usgs.gov

    Affiliations: Prion Research Laboratory, United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • James P. Bennett,

    Affiliations: Prion Research Laboratory, United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Steven M. Biro,

    Affiliations: Prion Research Laboratory, United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Juan Camilo Duque-Velasquez,

    Affiliation: Grupo de Investigación CENTAURO, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

    Current address: Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Cynthia M. Rodriguez,

    Affiliations: Prion Research Laboratory, United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Richard A. Bessen,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America

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  • Tonie E. Rocke

    Affiliation: Prion Research Laboratory, United States Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: May 11, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019836

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 22 Aug 2011 at 12:03 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Scientific American Blogs
Title: “Lichens vs. the Almighty Prion”
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PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 25 Aug 2011 at 13:56 GMT

Further media coverage of this paper can be found below:

Publication: Scientific American
Title: “Observations: Natural Born Prion Killers: Lichens Degrade "Mad Cow" Related Brain Pathogen”
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