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Examination of thin sections from the cerebral cortex of scrapie-infected hamster brains revealed characteristic circular 26-30 nm diameter tubulofilamentous particles, identical to those previously described in both experimentally induced scrapie in mice, hamsters and natural scrapie of sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy and human Creutzfeldt-Jakob(More)
The abnormal aggregates of fibrillar material found in neurons in Alzheimer's disease, senile dementia, the Guam Parkinsonism-Dementia complex, Down's syndrome, and postencephalitic Parkinsonism were studied by means of tilt-stage electron microscopy and with X-ray images of scale models of a bifilar helix. The model fulfills the structural criteria(More)
The injection of HSV type I into the vitreous body of the eye in the 18-day-old albino rabbits consistently induces herpes encephalitis with 90% survival. The longterm observations up to 64 days post-inculation indicate that HSV travels slowly by cell-to-cell infection of neuroglia. The lesions follow a defined anatomical pathway producing a progressive(More)
In an electron microscopic study of brain biopsy material from 6 patients with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, virus-like particles resembling herpes have been seen. These particles were found only in reactive astrocytes. In 2 out of 6 Creutzfeldt-Jacob brain biopsies some profiles were filled with tubular structures resembling the nucleocapsid of paramyxovirus.(More)
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type I was injected into the right eye of 18-day-old New Zealand albino rabbits and the animals were killed on the fourth and eighth days after inoculation. Longitudinal section of the optic nerves and chiasma showed that both myelinated axons and neuroglial cells crossed at the chiasma. Semi-serial (1 micrometer) and ultrathin(More)
The sequence of events which follows the intravitreal injection of herpes simplex virus (HSV) into one eye has been observed as it affects the eyes, optic nerves, and optic chiasm. Initially the injected (right) eye showed an intense iridocyclitis and about 16 days after inoculation an exudative retinal detachment was observed. A similar sequence of events(More)
  • H K Narang
  • 1977
The development of epiretinal and optic nerve neuroglial cells has been studied ultrastructurally in 1-20-day post-natal rabbits. Two morphologically distinct neuroglial cells were observed, a dense "spider" type which is present from day one and a light-staining "crab" type of cell which appears on the 4th day in the epiretinal strip. "Crab" cells(More)