Prions

Food and Drug Safety

  • Tetsuyuki Kitamoto
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/4-431-29402-3

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. James W. Ironside
    Pages 1-14
  3. Richard Knight
    Pages 15-30
  4. T. Sato, M. Masuda, Y. Utsumi, Y. Enomoto, M. Yamada, H. Mizusawa et al.
    Pages 31-40
  5. Piero Parchi, Silvio Notari, Rosaria Strammiello, Sabina Capellari
    Pages 77-95
  6. Elizabeth S. Williams
    Pages 97-97
  7. Takashi Yokoyama, Kumiko M. Kimura, Morikazu Shinagawa
    Pages 99-108
  8. Jean Manson, Rona Barron, Patricia Hart, Nadia Tuzi, Matthew Bishop
    Pages 109-117
  9. Neil A. Mabbott, Joanne Mohan, Moira E. Bruce
    Pages 119-139
  10. Kimi Shimada, Yoshifumi Iwamaru, Hiroko Hayashi, Morikazu Imamura, Masuhiro Takata, Yuko K. Ushiki et al.
    Pages 171-172
  11. Kana Tojo, Takahiko Tokuda, Yoshinobu Hoshii, Xiaoying Fu, Keiichi Higuchi, Takamine Matsui et al.
    Pages 173-174
  12. Takuji Yamamoto, Yuko Ushiki, William W. Hall, Shunji Hattori, Hiroe Tsukagoshi-Nagai, Takashi Yokoyama et al.
    Pages 175-176
  13. Fumihiko Fujii, Hiroshi Sakata, Masayoshi Ueno, Takayuki Yanagiya, Mamoru Tamura, Masataka Kinjo
    Pages 177-177
  14. Yoshifumi Iwamaru, Yuka Okubo, Tamako Ikeda, Hiroko Hayashi, Morikazu Imamura, Takashi Yokoyama et al.
    Pages 179-179
  15. Ryoko Irie, Hiroyuki Okada, Hiroko Hayashi, Yoshifumi Iwamaru, Takashi Yokoyama, Morikazu Shinagawa
    Pages 181-181
  16. Shigeo Fukuda, Satoshi Nikaido, Yoshitaka Matsui, Soichi Kageyama, Sadao Onoe
    Pages 183-184

About these proceedings

Introduction

Prion diseases recently have attracted interest not only scientifically but also socially because of the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) epidemic and the outbreak of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in the United Kingdom. In 2004, the International Symposium of Prion Diseases for Food and Drug Safety was held October 31–November 2 in Sendai, Japan, where, 20 years earlier, arguments were first heard on whether the etiologic agent of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy was prions or scrapie-associated fibrils. This volume is a collection of current work on prion research that was presented at the 2004 symposium. Topics included range from basic research to clinical aspects of prion diseases, making the book a valuable resource for researchers and clinicians, and encouraging further developments by the next generation of researchers.

Keywords

BSE CJD CWD Pathogenesis Pion Disease infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuyuki Kitamoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Prion ResearchTohoku University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-25539-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-29402-3