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Mad Cow Disease and Related Spongiform Encephalopathies
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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.


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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.


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List of Contents.- Prion Protein and the Molecular Features of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Agents.- Past, Present and Future of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in France.- Pathology and Pathogenesis of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Scrapie.- Public Health and the BSE Epidemic.- Clinical Features of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.- Neuropathology and Molecular Biology of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.- The Epidemiology of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.- Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervids.


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ISBN-13: 9783642057564
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: December, 2010
Pages: 230
Weight: 399g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Neuroscience
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