Prions and Diseases

Volume 2, Animals, Humans and the Environment

Editors: Zou, Wen-Quan, Gambetti, Pierluigi (Eds.)

  • Authored by a team of leading researchers and clinicians
  • Updated knowledge and concepts on pathogenic prion proteins and prion diseases
  • Present state-of the art findings and hypotheses beyond prions and prion diseases
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Volume II features a variety of animal and human prion diseases, including the newly-identified atypical forms of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie in animals, and variably protease-sensitive prionopathy in humans, prions in the environment, Tau pathology in human prion disease, transmission of the disease by blood transfusion, mammalian and non-mammalian models, conventional and advanced diagnoses, prion-specific antibodies, as well as decontamination of prions and development of therapeutics of prion diseases, such as the application of immunomodulation. This volume provides up-to-date knowledge about the etiology, pathogenesis, classification, histopathological, and clinical aspects of the highly publicized animal and human prion diseases.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Zanusso, Gianluigi (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Classical and Atypical Scrapie in Sheep and Goats

    Fast, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • Chronic Wasting Disease and the Development of Research Models

    Telling, Glenn

    Pages 45-57

  • Human Sporadic Prion Diseases

    Gambetti, Pierluigi (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Environmentally Acquired Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Brown, Paul

    Pages 73-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Prions and Diseases
Book Subtitle
Volume 2, Animals, Humans and the Environment
Editors
  • Wen-Quan Zou
  • Pierluigi Gambetti
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5338-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5338-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5337-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9397-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 298
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