Synthetic Peptides Transmitting Prion Disease to Mice

Stanley Prusiner, MD, PhD
The Regents of the University of Ca (San Francisco, CA)
Year Awarded:
1999
Grant Duration:
April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2001
Disease:
Alzheimer's Disease
Award Amount:
$200,000
Grant Reference ID:
A1999072
Award Type:
Standard
Award Region:
US Southwestern

Synthetic Peptides Transmitting Prion Disease to Mice

Details

This project is a further development of Dr. Prusiner's previously begun study, Inducible Prion Diseases Caused by Artificial Mutations (see below). He is now attempting to transmit prion disease in mice using synthetically processed prions. Synthetic peptides are being used to help filter out variables in nature other than the prion that could cause prion disease. To complete this study, Dr. Prusiner received the BrightFocus Foundation's 25th Anniversary Research Award.
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