A history for 50 years of the prion disease research

Tetsuyuki Kitamoto

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The history of the research of the prion disease is consolidated in 50 years after the Japanese neurology association starts. It was proven that it was an infectious disease from kuru that was a local disease of New Guinea, explained how CJD, the scariest disease for a neurologist, had come to be called a prion disease, and even a newly emerging prion disease referred in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-938
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Neurology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • BSE
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Kuru
  • Prion
  • SAF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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