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Synonyms for amyloid

a non-nitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch

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(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue

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resembling starch

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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.
Renal AA amyloid deposition is found in varying degrees between the glomeruli, blood vessels, and interstitium.
There is evidence that AA amyloid formation can be triggered by other types of amyloid molecule, leading to speculation that amyloid fibrils found in the environment and food could cross-seed amyloid formation in the body or brain.
Professor Hazenberg presented results of a sub-study of the Phase II/III trial to assess the presence/absence of AA amyloid in abdominal fat tissue in the two treatment groups during the two year trial.
Systemic AA amyloidosis occurs in a small subset of patients with rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory diseases, in which AA amyloid fibril accumulation occurs in systemic organs, including heart, kidney, liver and gastrointestinal tract.