MRMC

Medical Research and Materiel Command, U.S. Army

MUFS

multispectral ultraviolet fluorescence spectroscopy


NaPTA

sodium phosphotungstate

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMR

nuclear magnetic resonance

NPRP

National Prion Research Program (DOD) and National Prion Research Project (congressional language)

nvCJD

new-variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PK

proteinase K, an enzyme that digests cellular PrP

PRNP

prion protein gene in humans

Prnp

prion protein gene in mice

PrP

prion protein

PrPC

protease-sensitive cellular protein

PrPres

protease-resistant protein associated with prion disease

PrPSc

protease-resistant protein associated with prion disease


RIA

radioimmunoassay


sCJD

sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


TSE

transmissible spongiform encephalopathy


USAMRMC

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command


vCJD

variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease


WHO

World Health Organization



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