Prion Protein Polymorphisms Modulating Brain Degeneration

David Westaway, PhD
University of Toronto (Toronto, ON Canada)
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April 1, 1988 to March 31, 1990
Alzheimer's Disease
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US Southwestern

Prion Protein Polymorphisms Modulating Brain Degeneration


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[Book Chapter] Carlson, G.A., Westaway, D., Goodman, P.A., Kingsbury, D T., and Prusiner, S.B. Genetic control of scrapie incubation period in mice. In: Unconventional Virus Diseases of the Central Nervous System, Court, L.A., Dormont, D., Brown, P., Kingsbury, D.T., eds. L'Imprimerie Lefrancq et Cie, Cand., France, 1989, pp. 436-445.

[Book Chapter] Gabizon, R., McKinley, M.P., Groth, D., Westaway, D., et al. Immunoaffinity purification and neutralization of scrapie prions. In: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, K. Iqbal, H. Wisniewski, and B. Winblad, eds. Alan R. Liss, New York, 1989, pp. 583-600.

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