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Research Article

Prion Shedding from Olfactory Neurons into Nasal Secretions

  • Richard A. Bessen mail,

    rbessen@montana.edu

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

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  • Harold Shearin,

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

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  • Scott Martinka,

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

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  • Ryan Boharski,

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

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  • Diana Lowe,

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

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  • Jason M. Wilham,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Byron Caughey,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • James A. Wiley

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

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  • Published: April 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000837

About the Authors

Richard A. Bessen, Harold Shearin, Scott Martinka, Ryan Boharski, Diana Lowe, James A. Wiley
Veterinary Molecular Biology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Jason M. Wilham, Byron Caughey
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rbessen@montana.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAB HS SM JMW JAW. Performed the experiments: RAB HS SM RB DL JMW JAW. Analyzed the data: RAB HS SM RB DL JMW BC JAW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BC. Wrote the paper: RAB.