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Prions

Prions

novel infectious pathogens causing scrapie and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Published by Academic Press in San Diego .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prions.,
  • Scrapie -- Etiology.,
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- Etiology.,
  • Jakob-Creutzfeldt Syndrome -- etiology.,
  • Prions -- pathogenicity.,
  • Scrapie -- etiology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Stanley B. Prusiner, Michael P. McKinley.
    ContributionsPrusiner, Stanley B., 1942-, McKinley, Michael P.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQR502 .P75 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 540 p. :
    Number of Pages540
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2731825M
    ISBN 100125663005
    LC Control Number86025938

      This book reviews recent advances in studies of prions. Considerable evidence now indicates that prions are novel pathogens composed only of protein. The conversion of a normal cellular protein into a pathologic isoform is the fundamental event in 5/5(3). Prions are virus-like organisms made up of a prion protein. These elongated fibrils (green) are believed to be aggregations of the protein that makes up the infectious prion. Prions attack nerve cells producing neurodegenerative brain disease. "Mad cow" symptoms include glazed eyes .

    The cellular prion protein (PrPC) is expressed as a cell surface protein mainly in the central and peripheral nervous system. The discovery that prions are infectious agents changed the concept of protein synthesis in modern biology and built a bridge between the genesis of infectious and genetic diseases. This book discusses the normal function of the PrPC and its modulatory role in synaptic Author: Ivo Nikolaev Sirakov. synthetic prions, inc luding the SHa Sc Pr P strain (SH aSc), the mouse RML prion (MoRML), the m ouse adapted MoSP1 synt hetic prion [,98], the mouse recPrP( .

    Examines the expanding roles of prions in health and disease; Therapies for human and animal diseases caused by prions are also covered; pages, illustrated (74 color and 16 B&W), index Paperback + eBook: $ $ Paperback: $79 $ eBook: $75 $ ISBN pages, illustrated (83 color and 34 B&W), index.   A prion is a small infectious particle composed of abnormally folded protein that causes progressive neurodegenerative conditions. These mis-folded proteins do .


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Prions: The New Biology of Proteins provides a well-organized overview of what is known about prion-related diseases. This comprehensive work reviews the symptoms, epidemiology, and neuropathology of the disease. It focuses on evidence supporting the idea that TSEs result from a novel disease mechanism: transmission by replication Prions book the Cited by: 9.

This book deals with prions. They a kind of unusual protein--the kind that causes diseases including mad cow disease, scrapie in sheep and staggering deer disease. The author traces the existence of these diseases, and the human variant, called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, in a historical Prions book.

Though the science in 'Deadly Feasts' is real, it Cited by: Prions have not been classified in the same way as viruses, thus there are no families, genera, or species. They first are identified by their host species, clinical disease, and their associated lesions (Table ), and then characterized further by their molecular and biological primary amino acid sequence mainly reflects the host from Prions book they were isolated, but also.

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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. These sections review the biology of prions, the underlying hypotheses for prion replication, and the Author: Ermias D.

Belay. Virusoids. A second type of pathogenic RNA that can infect commercially important agricultural crops are the virusoid s, which are subviral particles best described as non–self-replicating replication of virusoid s is similar to that of viroids but, unlike viroids, virusoids require that the cell also be infected with a specific “helper” virus.

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.

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: Prions fascinate and terrify me. They're nearly indestructible, and just go around refolding good proteins to make more of themselves. Prions remind me of Ice Nine in the book Cat's Cradle, where every drop of water it touches is rearranged into more Ice Nine until the whole world is destroyed.

The molecular structure of prions and how they cause infections like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Susan Lindquist is a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, located in the department of.

About this book To distinguish this pathogen from viruses and viroids, the term "prion" was introduced to emphasize its proteinaceous and infectious nature. Stanley B. Prusiner, editor of this volume, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his pioneering discovery of prions.

Prion strains “breed true,” giving highly reproducible results in this kind of biological assay system. For example, prions from cattle, nyala, kudu, and domestic cats behave the same when subjected to this strain characterization protocol, indicating that all have.

The book closes with a look to the future of prion research. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in prions and prion diseases. A recommended book. A cohesive volume that integrates the pioneering work of many researchers, this book is authored by Claudio Soto, an internationally renowned researcher whose innovative work has led to an increased understanding of the heretical biology of prions and the development of novel strategies for treating and diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases.

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). A prion disease (also called transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) is a disease which is caused by are structurally altered versions of small proteins that are normally expressed in cells.

Unlike diseases that are caused by a mutation of the gene resulting in the expression of a mutant protein, prions are able to replicate and transmit diseases through physical contact with. Since the publication of the first edition of this book in significant progress has been made in advanced prion research creating a need for this timely revised and updated edition.

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A great book that provides a highly readable history of infectious diseases, describing how the organisms that cause them were found and who the people were who discovered them. You do not have to be medical to understand it. Tapeworms, Lice, and Prions: A compendium of unpleasant infections David Grove Limited preview - /5(1).

Medical Book Prions, Prions, Prions To distinguish this pathogen from viruses and viroids, the term "prion" was introduced to emphasize its proteinaceous and infectious nature. Stanley B. Prusiner, editor of this volume, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his pioneering discovery of prions.

The cellular prion protein, a major player in the neuropathology of prion diseases, is believed to control both death and survival pathways in central neurons. However, the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these functions remain to be deciphered.

This chapter presents cytopathological studies of the neurotoxic effects of infectious prions and cellular prion protein-deficiency on Author: Audrey Ragagnin, Qili Wang, Aurélie Guillemain, Siaka Dole, Anne-Sophie Wilding, Valérie Demais, Cat.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.The book reviews advances in studies of prions, which - as considereable evidence indicates - are novel pathogens composed only of protein.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema.