Gordon, Paul MK, et al. Disease-specific motifs can be identified in circulating nucleic acids from live elk and cattle infected with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Nucleic acids research 37.2 (2009): 550-556.
In a 25-month time-course experiment, CNAs were isolated from blood samples of 24 elk (Cervuselaphus) orally challenged with chronic wasting disease (CWD) infectious material. Our results may become useful for the early diagnosis of TSE in live elk and cattle.
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