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Prions in Humans and Animals

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Published by Walter de Gruyter .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Neurology & clinical neurophysiology,
  • Pathology,
  • Medical,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Neurology - General,
  • Genetics,
  • Prion Diseases,
  • Prions

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDetlev Riesner (Collaborator), Hans Kretzschmar (Collaborator), Beat Hornlimann (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages714
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12664709M
    ISBN 103110182750
    ISBN 109783110182750

    This possibility – a multi-decade incubation period – has always been a matter of great concern for researchers trying to determine if CWD prions can infect humans. Since CWD was first reported in wild elk in the early ’s, efforts to determine if humans are susceptible to CWD have to consider the possibility that it may be too soon. Today, prions are known to cause various forms of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) in human and animals. TSE is a rare degenerative disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. TSE is a rare degenerative disorder that affects the brain and nervous system.

    "'Prion' is a term first used to describe the mysterious infectious agent responsible for several neurodegenerative diseases found in mammals, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans. Texte du rabat This comprehensive work, aimed at both students and researchers alike, systematically covers all aspects of prion diseases (transmissible spongiform encephalopathies), from their history, microbiology and pathology to their transmissibility and prevention. The book describes diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kuru, mad cow disease (BSE), chronic wasting.

    The book includes chapters by, among many other notable scientists, William J. Hadlow, who discovered the relationship between the human and animal forms of prion diseases and Michael P. Alpers, with 45 years of experience in Papua New Guinea investigating the first known human epidemic form, kuru, transmitted by endocannibalism. Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) are transmissible, fatal neurodegenerative conditions occurring in humans and animals. Experimental data and neuropathological examination show that prions (here defined as the agent responsible for TSEs) consist of a self-propagating isoform (PrPSc) of the cellular prion protein.


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Prions in Humans and Animals 1st Edition by Beat Hörnlimann (Editor), Detlev Riesner (Editor), Hans Kretzschmar (Editor) & ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or Format: Hardcover.

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The book includes chapters by, among many other notable scientists, William J. Hadlow, who discovered the relationship between the human and animal forms of prion diseases and Michael P.

Alpers, with 45 years of experience in Papua New Guinea investigating the first known human epidemic form, kuru, transmitted by r.

Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are a family of rare progressive neurodegenerative disorders that affect both humans and animals. They are distinguished by long incubation periods, characteristic spongiform changes associated with neuronal loss, and a failure to induce inflammatory response.

The book includes chapters by, among many other notable scientists, William J. Hadlow, who discovered the relationship between the human and animal forms of prion diseases and Michael P.

Alpers, with 45 years of experience in Papua New Guinea investigating the first known human epidemic form, kuru, transmitted by r Manufacturer: De Gruyter. *Prices in US$ apply to orders placed in the Americas only.

Prices in GBP apply to orders placed in Great Britain only. Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). The book includes chapters by, among many other notable scientists, William J.

Hadlow, who discovered the relationship between the human form and animal forms of prion diseases, and Michael P. Alpers, with 45 years of experience in Papua New Guinea investigating the first known human epidemic form, kuru, transmitted by endocannibalism.

Buy Prions in Humans and Animals 1 by Hörnlimann, Beat (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hardcover. Prions from animals and humans can also be transmitted to various other animals (hamsters, rats, ferrets, mink, sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, monkeys, and chimpanzees), although the “species barrier” typically results in prolonged and highly variable incubation periods.

The process of prions' propagation in the brain results in the pathogenesis of prion diseases. Sixteen different variants of prion disease have been reported so far: 9 in humans and 7 in animals.

The etiology, host range and year of description for these disease variants are given in Table Table1. In the present review, a brief description Cited by: Get this from a library. Prions in Humans and Animals. [Beat Hörnlimann; Hans A Kretzschmar; Detlev Riesner;] -- This comprehensive work covers all aspects of prion diseases (such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kuru, mad cow disease (BSE), chronic wasting.

Prions, Prions, Prions (Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology) A series of remarkable discoveries in the past three decades have led to the molecular and genetic characterization of the transmissible pathogen causing scrapie in animals and a quartet of human illnesses: kuru, Jakob-Creutzfeld disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, and fatal familial insomnia.

Book: P Yam, The Pathological Protein: Mad cow, chronic wasting, and other deadly prion diseases. Copernicus, ISBN An excellent overview of the prion story, for the general audience, from a science journalist. This book presents the range of prion diseases, in animals and humans, and the relationships between them.

Prion disease is a unique category of illness, affecting both animals and humans, in which the underlying pathogenesis is related to a conformational change of a normal, self-protein called PrPC Author: Adriano Aguzzi.

The book's 10 chapters describe the biochemical and molecular features of prions and the normal prion protein, various laboratory methods for studying prions, and advances in the pathogenesis and immunology of prion diseases. Chapters 2 through 6 detail laboratory methods developed to study the unconventional agent of prion by:   About For Books Prions in Humans and Animals Best Sellers Rank: #2.

Prion diseases comprise several conditions. A prion is a type of protein that can trigger normal proteins in the brain to fold abnormally. Prion diseases can affect both humans and animals and are sometimes transmitted to humans by infected meat products.

The most common form of prion disease that affects humans is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Diseases caused by prions that affect humans include: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease, fatal familial insomnia, and kuru.

Prion diseases affecting animals include scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly called mad cow disease), and chronic wasting disease of mule deer and elk. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE), now broadly known as prion diseases, have been recognized for nearly years in animals and almost years in humans.

However, the nature of the transmissible agent had largely remained a mystery until Stanley Prusiner discovered the infectious isoform of the prion protein (PrP), named prion. Animal prion diseases other than scrapie and CWD have been controlled by the withdrawal of source of contamination from animals' diet.

However, scrapie and CWD are self-sustaining epidemics and their control necessitates the development of therapeutics that can block the cellular spread of infectivity or the propagation of prions [].No case of prion disease has been observed from Cited by:.

Table of Contents for Prions in humans and animals / edited by Beat Háeornlimann, Detlev Riesner, Hans Kretzschmar, available from the Library of Congress.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are fatal neurodegenerative conditions occurring in humans and animals that may be transmitted.

Experimental data and neuropathological examinations show that prions (here defined as the agent responsible for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) consist of a self-propagating.Prions: The New Biology of Proteins describes the current state of knowledge about the enigmatic world of prion diseases.

The book is organized into 12 mostly brief chapters, which nicely summarize the various types of prion diseases and the challenges associated with their diagnosis and treatment.