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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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Hereditary amyloidosis of the Finnish type in a German family: clinical and electrophysiological presentation.
Hereditary amyloidosis (ATTR) comprises a heterogeneous group of conditions with distinctive patterns of organ involvement and familial clustering.
The four major types include immunoglobulin (primary) amyloidosis, reactive (secondary) amyloidosis, beta-2 microglobulin amyloidosis and hereditary amyloidosis. Each different type of amyloidosis presents a different prognosis and stems from different underlining conditions.
Ando, Y: "Analyses of pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches for hereditary amyloidosis", 2003 Rinsho Byori 51, 530-5
Transthyretin-associated hereditary amyloidosis (ATTR) [6] is an inherited disease in which mutations in the gene coding for transthyretin (TTR; prealbumin) produce an altered primary sequence in the protein (1).
But predominantly vascular and interstitial amyloidosis in the kidney may be found frequently in hereditary amyloidosis. Different types of amyloid also are indistinguishable by electron microscopy.
(20,36-38) On the other hand, some 25% of patients with hereditary amyloidosis may have a coincidental monoclonal gammopathy.
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