Definition of Amyloid. Meaning of Amyloid. Synonyms of Amyloid

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Definition of Amyloid

Amyloid
Amyloid Am"y*loid, Amyloidal Am`y*loid"al, a. [L. amylum starch + -oid.] Resembling or containing amyl; starchlike. Amyloid degeneration (Med.), a diseased condition of various organs of the body, produced by the deposit of an albuminous substance, giving a blue color with iodine and sulphuric acid; -- called also waxy or lardaceous degeneration.
Amyloid
Amyloid Am"y*loid ([a^]m"[y^]*loid), n. 1. A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance. 2. (Med.) The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration.

Meaning of Amyloid from wikipedia

- Amyloids are aggregates of proteins characterised by a fibrillar morphology of 7-13 nm of diameter, a beta-sheet secondary structure (known as cross-beta)...
- Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal proteins, known as amyloid fibrils, build up in tissue. Symptoms depend on the type and are often...
- Amyloid beta (Aβ or Abeta) denotes peptides of 36–43 amino acids that are crucially involved in Alzheimer's disease as the main component of the amyloid...
- Amyloid precursor protein (APP) is an integral membrane protein expressed in many tissues and concentrated in the synapses of neurons. Its primary function...
- Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), is a form of angiopathy in which amyloid beta peptide deposits in the walls of small to medium blood vessels of the...
- the beta-amyloid protein, and not necessarily the beta-amyloid itself, may be a major culprit in the disease. The theory holds that an amyloid-related...
- Amylin, or islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), is a 37-residue peptide hormone. It is cosecreted with insulin from the pancreatic β-cells in the ratio of...
- Serum amyloid A (SAA) proteins are a family of apolipoproteins ****ociated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in plasma. Different isoforms of SAA are...
- An amyloid is any of certain insoluble fibrous protein aggregates. Amyloid may also refer to: Amyloid (mycology), a chemical reaction used in characterization...
- Amyloid light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, also known as primary amyloidosis, is the most common form of systemic amyloidosis in the US. The disease is caused...
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