amyloid

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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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Misdiagnosis of hereditary amyloidosis as AL (primary) amyloidosis.
Hereditary amyloidosis is caused by deposition of genetically variant proteins and is associated with mutations in the genes for either transthyretin, apolipoprotein AI, apolipoprotein AII, lysozyme, or fibrinogen A.
34,35) Further modifications can be proposed with experiences of AL and hereditary amyloidosis (interstitial [Figure 1, B] or vascular [Figure 1, C] forms of amyloidosis), such as AApoAI or only middle-sized renal vascular amyloidosis.
However, DNA analysis is mandatory to confirm a diagnosis of hereditary amyloidosis based on identification of the protein type present in amyloid deposits (please see later).
Gelsolin-related amyloidosis: identification of the amyloid protein in Finnish hereditary amyloidosis as a fragment of variant gelsolin.

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