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Novel Prion Protein in BSE-Affected Cattle, Switzerland

22 November 2011
Technical news (uncommented clippings)
Tags: TSE, cattle, Switzerland

T. Seuberlich et al. (including our member D. Heim) report about the finding of a novel prion protein in two BSE-affected cattle. In April and May 2011, two cows were found BSE-positive by Western Blotting. Their PrPres phenotypes falls in none of the three previously described categories, C-BSE, H-BSE or L-BSE.

The significance of this finding is unclear.

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