publication . Article . 2003

A View from the Top--Prion Diseases from 10,000 Feet

Suzette A. Priola; Bruce Chesebro; Byron Caughey;
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  • Published: 09 May 2003 Journal: Science, volume 300, pages 917-919 (issn: 0036-8075, eissn: 1095-9203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
The transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases include scrapie in sheep, mad cow disease, and variant Creutzfeld-Jakob disease in humans. The agent of all of these diseases is thought to be a self-replicating protein or prion. In a report of a recent meeting on prion diseases, Priola, Chesebro, and Caughey discuss the latest developments in this often contentious field of research.
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Medical Subject Headings: nervous system diseasesanimal diseases
free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Disease, Virology, Biology, Scrapie
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