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Light And Electron Microscopic Neuropathology of Slow Virus Disorders

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Light and Electron Microscopic Neuropathology of Slow Virus Disorders provides extensive coverage of the neurobiology and neuropathology of slow, unconventional virus disorders also known as prion diseases. The book features an outstanding group of contributers, including Nobel Laureate Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek and his co-workers. Studies range from the classical to the modern and are based on light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry. Specific topics covered include spongiform encephalopathies and the hypothesis of infectious polypeptides, structure of the agent, neuropathology of kuru, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker diseases, scrapie, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and chronic wasting disease. Many chapters are based on findings from over 15,000 unpublished micrographs from cases and experimental models. The book also features an extensive list of references ranging from classic 19th century studies to studies through mid-1992.
Light and Electron Microscopic Neuropathology of Slow Virus Disorders will be an excellent reference for neurologists, neuropathologists, virologists, neurobiologists, and other scientists interested in these virus disorders.