Potential involvement of retroviral elements in human dementias.


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a dementia of humans caused by a class of infectious agents with several biological properties similar to those of conventional viruses. The molecular nature of this group of agents is enigmatic, for neither an agent-specific nucleic acid nor a non-host protein has yet been identified. Recent transmissions of familial CJD… (More)


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@article{Manuelidis1988PotentialIO, title={Potential involvement of retroviral elements in human dementias.}, author={L. Manuelidis and Geoffrey Murdoch and E. E. Manuelidis}, journal={Ciba Foundation symposium}, year={1988}, volume={135}, pages={117-34} }