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Research Article

Genesis of Mammalian Prions: From Non-infectious Amyloid Fibrils to a Transmissible Prion Disease

  • Natallia Makarava,

    Affiliation: Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Gabor G. Kovacs,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Regina Savtchenko,

    Affiliation: Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Irina Alexeeva,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Herbert Budka,

    Affiliation: Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Robert G. Rohwer,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Ilia V. Baskakov mail

    Baskakov@umaryland.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002419

About the Authors

Natallia Makarava, Regina Savtchenko, Ilia V. Baskakov
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Gabor G. Kovacs, Herbert Budka
Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Irina Alexeeva, Robert G. Rohwer
Medical Research Service, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Ilia V. Baskakov
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Baskakov@umaryland.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NM IVB. Performed the experiments: NM GGK RS IA. Analyzed the data: NM GGK HB IVB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IA RGR. Wrote the paper: IVB GGK HB.