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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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In addition to amyloid PET imaging, subjects also underwent a [sup.
The amyloid biomarker tests currently available are not suitable for wide dissemination.
According to William Kriesl, MD, poor UPSIT sores are also related to brain levels of amyloid beta and are almost as predictive of cognitive decline.
The scientists conducted a similar experiment using yeast, cultured human brain cells, and amyloid from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
The amyloids trapped particles of lead and mercury at a molecular site that is involved in turning the original milk protein into amyloid fibers.
Instead the MGH team used a gel-based, three-dimensional culture system to grow human neural stem cells that carried variants in two genes -- the amyloid precursor protein and presenilin 1 -- known to underlie early-onset familial Alzheimer's Disease (FAD).
The latest research by Ivan Korendovych at Syracuse University in New York pointed towards amyloids containing short chains of amino acids, known as peptides, New Scientist reported.
Until now, it has been very difficult to pick out these amyloid clusters from the individual amyloid proteins which are present in healthy people.
Beta amyloid was evaluated using Bielschowsky silver stain and/or the beta amyloid peptide specific antibody 4G8.
Complete regression of amyloid plaques in middle aged mice and significant reduction of plaques in the cortex and hippocampus of old mice were reported at the end of the study.
Blood levels of amyloid may reflect the levels of its deposits in the brain.
1-42), a major component of amyloid plaques, accumulates in neurons of Alzheimer's disease (AD) brains.