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Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies

  • David A. Harris

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 284)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. D. Calavas, C. Ducrot, T. G. M. Baron
    Pages 51-63
  3. M. N. Ricketts
    Pages 99-119
  4. R. G. Will, H. J. T. Ward
    Pages 121-132
  5. P. G. Smith, S. N. Cousens, J. N. Huillard d’Aignaux, H. J. T. Ward, R. G. Will
    Pages 161-191
  6. M. W. Miller, E. S. Williams
    Pages 193-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-222

About this book

Introduction

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has become the most publicly recognizable example of a group of fatal neurodegenerative diseases caused by proteinaceous infectious particles called prions. Transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy to humans in the form of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) has intensified the urgency of understanding and controlling these unusual disorders. The contributors to this volume, all internationally recognized experts in their fields, provide an introduction to prion biology, followed by reviews of the latest information on BSE, vCJD, and chronic wasting disease, an animal prion disease that has recently emerged in North America.

Keywords

BSE Creutzfeldt-Jakob Scrapie Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease diseases molecular biology neuropathology pathogenesis pathology prions protein

Editors and affiliations

  • David A. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology and PhysiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-08441-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05756-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-08441-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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