Scripps Team Develops Cell-Based Assay to Evaluate Prion Infectivity | GenomeWeb
Investigators in Charles Weissmann’s lab at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., have developed a cell-based assay that showed that a cloned murine neuroblastoma cell line called N2a-PK1 responded heterogeneously to being infected with RML and 22L prions, which causes fatal neurological disease such as scrapie in sheep and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle.

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