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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Catherine Vrentas
National Animal Disease Center
(This person is no longer with ARS)
Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
A comparison of classical and H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy associated with E211K prion protein polymorphism in wild type and EK211 cattle following intracranial inoculation - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Apr-16)
Relationship of PrPSc molecular properties with incubation time in a natural prion disease host: a characterization of three isolates of U.S. sheep scrapie - (Abstract Only)
Vrentas, C., Smith, J., Greenlee, J., Nicholson, E. 2015. Relationship of PrPSc molecular properties with incubation time in a natural prion disease host: a characterization of 3 isolates of US sheep scrapie. Prion 2015. p. S92.
H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy associated with E211K prion protein polymorphism: clinical and pathologic features in wild-type and E211K cattle following intracranial inoculation - (Abstract Only)
Moore, S.J., West Greenlee, M.H., Smith, J., Nicholson, E., Vrentas, C., Greenlee, J. 2015. H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy associated with E211K prion protein polymorphism: clinical and pathologic features in wild-type and E211K cattle following intracranial inoculation. Prion 2015. p. S5.
Stability properties of PrPSc from cattle with experimental transmissible spongiform encephalopathies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vrentas, C.E., Greenlee, J.J., Baron, T., Caramelli, M., Czub, S., Nicholson, E.M. 2013. Stability properties of PrPSc from cattle with experimental transmissible spongiform encephalopathies: use of a rapid whole homogenate, protease-free assay. BMC Veterinary Research. 9:167.
The magic spot: identification of the binding site for ppGpp on E. coli RNA polymerase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ross, W., Vrentas, C.E., Sanchez-Vazquez, P., Gaal, T., Gourse, R.L. 2013. The magic spot: a ppGpp binding site on E. coli RNA polymerase responsible for regulation of transcription initiation. Molecular Cell. 50(3):420-429.
Direct interactions between the coiled-coil tip of DksA and the trigger loop of RNA polymerase mediate transcriptional regulation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lennon, C.W., Ross, W., Martin-Tumasz, S., Toulokhonov, I., Vrentas, C.E., Rutherford, S.T., Lee, J.H., Butcher, S.E., Gourse, R.L. 2012. Direct interactions between the coiled-coil tip of DksA and the trigger loop of RNA polymerase mediate transcriptional regulation. Genes and Development. 26(23):2634-2646.
Relationships between PrPSc stability and incubation time for United States scrapie strains in a natural host system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vrentas, C.E., Greenlee, J.J., Tatum, T.L., Nicholson, E.M. 2012. Relationships between PrPSc stability and incubation time for United States scrapie isolates in a natural host system. PLoS ONE. 7(8):e43060.
Comparative aspects of bovine spongiform encephalopathy isolates found in the U.S. - (Abstract Only)
Greenlee, J.J., Smith, J.D., Vrentas, C.E., West Greenlee, M.H., Nicholson, E.M. 2012. Comparative aspects of bovine spongiform encephalopathy isolates found in the U.S. American College of Veterinary Pathologists 63rd Annual Meeting. Paper No. E-16.
Use of an ELISA-based stability assay to examine host genotype, PrP**Sc stability, and incubation time relationships in U.S. livestock prion strains - (Abstract Only)
Vrentas, C.E., Nicholson, E.M., Greenlee, J.J. 2012. Use of an ELISA stability assay to examine host genotype, PrPSc stability, and incubation time relationships in U.S. livestock prion strains. 26th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society. p. 211.
Stability of PrP**Sc from cattle inoculated with different BSE strains - (Abstract Only)
Nicholson, E.M., Vrentas, C.E., Greenlee, J.J. 2012. Stability of PrPSc from cattle inoculated with different BSE strains. 26th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society. p. 210.
A comparative analysis of rapid methods for purification and refolding of recombinant bovine prion protein - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vrentas, C.E., Onstot, S., Nicholson, E.M. 2012. A comparative analysis of rapid methods for purification and refolding of recombinant bovine prion protein. Protein Expression and Purification. 82(2):380-388.
Last Modified: 6/29/2016
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