[Application of a test of cellular fusion in Creutzfeldt-Jakob and Alzheimer diseases (author's transl)].


We have tested the in vitro cellular fusing activity of brain suspensions from the following categories of patients: CJD (53 cases), Alzheimer (23 cases), and non-neurological controls (25 cases). CSF specimens were also available for 26 of the CJD patients. Our results show that 65-75 per cent of CJD brain specimens induce cell fusion but that this… (More)