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Healthy goats naturally devoid of prion protein

Overview of attention for article published in Veterinary Research, January 2012
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Title
Healthy goats naturally devoid of prion protein
Published in
Veterinary Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1297-9716-43-87
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Authors

Sylvie L Benestad, Lars Austbø, Michael A Tranulis, Arild Espenes, Ingrid Olsaker

Abstract

Prion diseases such as scrapie in small ruminants, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in man, are fatal neurodegenerative disorders. These diseases result from the accumulation of misfolded conformers of the host-encoded prion protein (PrP) in the central nervous system. To date naturally-occurring PrP free animals have not been reported. Here we describe healthy non-transgenic animals, Norwegian Dairy Goats, lacking prion protein due to a nonsense mutation early in the gene. These animals are predicted to be resistant to prion disease and will be valuable for research and for production of prion-free products.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 54 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 24%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Student > Master 5 9%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 24%
Neuroscience 7 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 11 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 February 2020.
All research outputs
#1,677,144
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Outputs from Veterinary Research
#54
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#23,790
of 265,003 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Veterinary Research
#3
of 29 outputs
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