© 1995

Borna Disease

  • Hilary Koprowski
  • W. Ian Lipkin

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 190)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. T. Briese, W. I. Lipkin, J. C. de la Torre
    Pages 1-16
  3. M. Malkinson, Y. Weisman, S. Perl, E. Ashash
    Pages 31-38
  4. G. Gosztonyi, H. Ludwig
    Pages 39-73
  5. L. Stitz, B. Dietzschold, K. M. Carbone
    Pages 75-92
  6. M. V. Solbrig, J. H. Fallon, W. I. Lipkin
    Pages 93-101
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 131-136

About this book


Borna disease was first described over 200 years ago, in what is now Southeastern Germany, as a fatal neurologic affliction of horses and was considered a curiosity for many decades. The causative agent was unknown, and the animal species infected in nature were limited to horses and sheep. Today, as described in this volume, the host range has extended to all warm-blooded animals, the genes and proteins of the virus have been identified, and many of the mechanisms responsible for behavioral disturbances are understood. Serologic studies suggest that BDV or related agents are likely to play a role in human neuropsychiatric diseases.


Antigen Antigens of BDV Borna disease virus Borna virus Immunological responses and techniques to measure them Immunologie Nervensystem/Erkrankung Nervous System Possible role of BVD in neuro-psychiatric disorders diseases immunology protein proteins virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilary Koprowski
    • 1
  • W. Ian Lipkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, College of MedicineUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Borna Disease
  • Editors Hilary Koprowski
    W. Ian Lipkin
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57388-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78620-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78618-1
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 138
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Virology
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"The book is a must for anyone who has read some of the recent papers on BD in man or other species and wants to know more." - The Journal of Medical Microbiology