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Research Article

Inoculation of Scrapie with the Self-Assembling RADA-Peptide Disrupts Prion Accumulation and Extends Hamster Survival

  • Robert Hnasko mail,

    Robert.Hnasko@ars.usda.gov

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pacific West Area (PWA), Western Regional Research Center- Foodborne Contaminants Research Unit (WRRC-FCR), Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Cathrin E. Bruederle

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pacific West Area (PWA), Western Regional Research Center- Foodborne Contaminants Research Unit (WRRC-FCR), Albany, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 12, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004440

About the Authors

Robert Hnasko, Cathrin E. Bruederle
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Pacific West Area (PWA), Western Regional Research Center- Foodborne Contaminants Research Unit (WRRC-FCR), Albany, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Robert.Hnasko@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RMH. Performed the experiments: RMH. Analyzed the data: RMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RMH. Wrote the paper: RMH. Performed experiments with Congo red: CEB.