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Aguzzi, A; Montrasio, F; Kaeser, P S (2001). Prions: health scare and biological challenge. Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology, 2(2):118-126.

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Abstract

Although human prion diseases are rare, the incidence of 'new variant' Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United Kingdom is increasing exponentially. Given that this disease is probably the result of infection with bovine prions, understanding how prions replicate--and how to counteract their action--has become a central issue for public health. What are the links between the bovine and human prion diseases, and how do prions reach and damage the central nervous system?

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 February 2001
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:26
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 16:54
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1471-0072
Publisher DOI:10.1038/35052063
PubMed ID:11252953

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