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amyloid

[′am·ə‚lȯid]
(pathology)
An abnormal protein deposited in tissues, formed from the infiltration of an unknown substance, probably a carbohydrate.
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The findings were significant as they suggested that benefits from the vaccine will most likely be found in those with a lower level of amyloid proteins.
There's also the nagging suspicion that the amyloid protein plaques and particles are just a by-product of some deeper pathology underlying Alzheimer's.
Systemic amyloidoses that develop as a consequence of a mutation involving the amyloid protein itself are referred to as hereditary amyloidoses and several proteins have been shown to be amyloidogenic following mutation.
A serum component related to nonimmunoglobulin amyloid protein AS, a possible precursor of the fibrils.
Once he began drinking large amounts of a specific green tea, his condition improved significantly and the deposits of toxic amyloid protein buildup stopped, presumablybecause of its contents of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) andother phenols.
According to Study, last year a diabetes drug that never made it to market, known as AC253, could block the toxic effects of amyloid protein that lead to brain-cell death.
Chain added: "These data fit perfectly with those previously reported by Professor Blas Frangione and his colleagues from New York University more than ten years ago regarding a direct physical interaction between the beta amyloid protein and melatonin, a close structural homolog of OXIGON(TM).
In addition, the brains of the mice given caffeine showed nearly a 50 per cent reduction in levels of the beta amyloid protein, which forms destructive clumps in the brains of dementia patients.
The collaboration, announced in December 2006, calls for Neuroptix to provide Merck with access to its laser eye scanning technologies, which in preclinical studies has detected Alzheimer's-related amyloid protein aggregates in the lens of the eye.
The oral medication is a BACE (beta-secretase1) inhibitor, designed to prevent the production of different forms of the amyloid protein.
Alzheimer's disease is characterised by a distinct build-up of amyloid protein in the brain, which clumps together to form toxic, sticky balls of varying shapes.