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Year : 1992
Tome : 143
Volume : 7
Pages : 595-605
Title : From slow virus to prion : molecular biology of transmissible neurodegenerative diseases.
Authors : F. PETIT et C. BOUCRAUT-BARALON.
Summary : The authors review the current knowledges on the agents of transmissible neurodegenerative diseases. Their peculiar properties are screened, as well as the hypothesis involved in the proper characters of the diseases they induce. Some future research points are stressed, which will help the understanding of this new concept : the prion.
Keywords : prion diseases- Bovine Sponfigorm Encephalopathy - Scrapie - slow virus - review.
Correspondence : F. PETIT
Adress : Service de pathologie infectieuse, ENVT, 23, chemin des capelles, F-31076 Toulouse cedex

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