【字体: 时间:2008年09月03日 来源:Blood




原文检:Prion diseases are efficiently transmitted by blood transfusion in sheep


The emergence of variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease (vCJD), following on from the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic, led to concerns about the potential risk of iatrogenic transmission of disease by blood transfusion and the introduction of costly control measures to protect blood supplies. We previously reported preliminary data demonstrating the transmission of BSE and natural scrapie by blood transfusion in sheep. The final results of this experiment, reported here, give unexpectedly high transmission rates by transfusion of 36% for BSE and 43% for scrapie. A proportion of BSE-infected tranfusion recipients (3/8) survived for up to 7 years without showing clinical signs of disease. The majority of transmissions resulted from blood collected from donors at >50% of the estimated incubation period. The high transmission rates and relatively short and consistent incubation periods in clinically positive recipients suggest that infectivity titres in blood were substantial and/or that blood transfusion is an efficient method of transmission. This experiment has established the value of using sheep as a model for studying transmission of vCJD by blood products in humans.


(生物通 张欢)

  • 搜索
  • 国际
  • 国内
  • 人物
  • 产业
  • 热点
  • 科普
  • 急聘职位
  • 高薪职位



    今日动态 | 生物通商城 | 人才市场 | 核心刊物 | 特价专栏 | 仪器云展台 | 免费试用 | 今日视角 | 新技术专栏 | 技术讲座 | 技术期刊 | 会展中心 | 中国科学人 | 正牌代理商

    版权所有 生物通

    Copyright©, All Rights Reserved