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UNKNOWN

Novel Infectious Agents and the Central Nervous System

UNKNOWN - Novel Infectious Agents and the Central Nervous System, ebook

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The term ``unconventional virus'' refers to virus-like agents that differ from conventional viruses in significant respects--resistance to agents that inactivate normal viruses, for example. Certain rare and fatal neurological disorders, such as the Creutzfeldt-Jacob syndrome and the Gerstmann-Straussler syndrome, are clearly produced by virus-like infectious agents, but the nature of these agents is not understood. This volume brings together the latest information on one such disease: Scrapie, a disease occurring in sheep. It discusses the nature of this infectious agent and insights gained through new techniques in molecular genetics. The work as a whole focuses on the implications of animal data for research on human disorders, such as the possible connection between unconventional viruses and Alzheimer's Disease. The discussions represent the work of specialists from a broad spectrum of fields including virology, neuropathology, and molecular biology.

Keywords: MEDICAL / Neuroscience MED057000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
1988
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Novartis Foundation Symposia
Page amount
288 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470513620
Printed ISBN
9780471915126

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