Kuru prion (ATCC® VR-675)

Classification: Mammalian prions, Agents of Spongiform Encephalopathies  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Mammalian prions, Agents of Spongiform Encephalopathies
Deposited As Kuru
Agent Kuru prion
Strain Eiru (Eiro)
Biosafety Level 3

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Isolation
human brain, New Guinea
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C or colder
Effect on Host
Ataxia tremors, incoordination, wasting, lassitude followed by death in 3 to 10 months
Recommended Host
chimpanzee
chimpanzee; spider monkey; squirrel monkey; capuchin monkey
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 10-50 months, varies with host and source of inoculum
Effect on Host
Ataxia tremors, incoordination, wasting, lassitude followed by death in 3 to 10 months
Name of Depositor C Gajdusek, CJ Gibbs
Source
human brain, New Guinea
References

Gajdusek DC, et al. Experimental transmission of a Kuru-like syndrome to chimpanzees. Nature 209: 794-796, 1966. PubMed: 5922150

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