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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 talk will highlight new data demonstrating that oral treatment with ProteoTech's small molecule Systebryl(TM) causes a marked prevention of AA amyloid fibril formation, and a marked reduction and clearance (by 50-80%) of pre-existing AA amyloid fibril deposits in a relevant animal model of systemic AA amyloidosis.
76) The AA amyloid proteins result from a proteolytic cleavage serum amyloid A protein, an acute-phase reactant produced by liver.
Eprodisate for the treatment of renal disease in AA amyloid osis.