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Table 3 PrP Sc detection by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and IDEXX in the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system (PNS), lympho-reticular (LRS), gastrointestinal tract (GIT), skeletal muscles (SM) and other organs of individual pigs.

From: Transmission of sheep-bovine spongiform encephalopathy to pigs

SITE Tissue P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P8
IHC EIA IHC EIA IHC EIA IHC EIA IHC EIA IHC EIA IHC EIA
CNS Brain + 4.22 + 3.93 + 3.69 + 3.75 + 3.90 + 4.34 0.03
Retina + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND ND
Optic nerve + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND ND
PNS Vagus nerve + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND + ND
Brachial nerve + 0.20 + 0.17
Sciatic nerve + 0.43 + 0.30 + 0.28 + 0.29 + 0.34 + 0.16
LRS Tonsil + 0.17 + 0.08 + 0.15
Retropharyngeal ln.
Submandibular ln. 0.35
Prescapular ln.
Mediastinal ln. + 0.16
Spleen
Mesenterial ln. + 0.23 + 0.19 + 0.54
Popliteal ln.
GIT Oesophagus
Stomach + +
Duodenum ++ ++ +
Jejunum ++ 0.24 + ++ +
Ileum +++ 0.40 +++ 0.72 ++ 0.22 +++ 1.48 + 0.23 ++ 0.31
Caecum +
Colon +
Rectum +
SM Oculomotor + 1.00 + 2.83 0.67
Brachial biceps
Semitendinosus 0.20
Other Tongue
Olfactory mucosa
Heart
Lung
Liver
Adrenal gland + 0.15 + 0.19
Urinary bladder
Kidney +
Pancreas + + + 0.21 + +
Uterus