NEUROPATHOLOGICAL PHENOTYPE AND PRION PROTEIN GENOTYPE CORRELATION IN SPORADIC CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB-DISEASE

R DESILVA, J W IRONSIDE, L MCCARDLE, T ESMONDE, J BELL, R WILL, O WINDL, M DEMPSTER, P ESTIBEIRO, R LATHE

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Abstract

A systematic study of 'prion protein' genotype in cases of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease showing amyloid plaques staining with anti-prion protein antibody has been performed. This revealed a relative excess of cases with valine at position 129 of the gene's open reading frame. The observation emphasises the importance of this site of common polymorphism in influencing the neuropathological phenotype in human spongiform encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume179
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 1994

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