Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies / Edition 1

Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies / Edition 1

by David A. Harris
     
 

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. The contributors to this volume, all internationally recognized experts in their fields, provide an introduction to prion biology, followed by reviews of the latest

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Overview

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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540201076
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/15/2004
Series:
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology Series, #284
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Prion protein and the molecular features of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents1
Past, present and future of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in France51
Pathology and pathogenesis of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie65
Public health and the BSE epidemic99
Clinical features of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease121
Neuropathology and molecular biology of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease133
The epidemiology of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease161
Chronic wasting disease of cervids193
Subject index215

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