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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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