Prions and Diseases: Volume 2, Animals, Humans and the Environment
Wen-Quan Zou, Pierluigi Gambetti - Prions and Diseases: Volume 2, Animals, Humans and the Environment
Published: 2012-11-08 | ISBN: 1461453372, 1489993975 | PDF | 298 pages | 3.64 MB
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.