Kuru

Known as: Encephalopathy, Kuru, Kuru Encephalopathy, Kuru [Disease/Finding] 
A prion disease found exclusively among the Fore linguistic group natives of the highlands of NEW GUINEA. The illness is primarily restricted to… (More)
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2004
Review
2004
Prions have been responsible for an entire century of tragic episodes. Fifty years ago, kuru decimated the population of Papua… (More)
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Review
2003
Review
2003
Human prion diseases can be classified as sporadic, hereditary or acquired. The cause of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Kuru is an acquired prion disease largely restricted to the Fore linguistic group of the Papua New Guinea Highlands, which was… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Phenotypic heterogeneity in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) is well documented, but there is not yet a systematic… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
The PRNP polymorphic (methionine/valine) codon 129 genotype influences the phenotypic features of transmissible spongiform… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
We present a synthesis of clinical, neuropathological, and biological details of the National Institutes of Health series of 300… (More)
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1991
Highly Cited
1991
During the course of our immunohistochemical studies on the change of lipids in Alzheimer's disease brains by using antibody to… (More)
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1977
Highly Cited
1977
Kuru was the first chronic degenerative disease of man shown to be a slow virus infection, with incubation periods measured in… (More)
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1967
1967
Forty-seven strains of virus have been isolated from sterile long maintained tissue explants from chimpanzees suffering from… (More)
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