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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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Westermark, "Islet amyloid polypeptide, islet amyloid, and diabetes mellitus," Physiological Reviews, vol.
Subramanian et al., "Activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome by islet amyloid polypeptide provides a mechanism for enhanced IL-1[beta] in type 2 diabetes," Nature Immunology, vol.
Influence of islet amyloid polypeptide and the 8-37 fragment of islet amyloid polypeptide on insulin release from perifused rat islets.
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Hartman et al., "Biphasic effects of insulin on islet amyloid polypeptide membrane disruption," Biophysical Journal, vol.
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Ramamoorthy, "Structures of rat and human islet amyloid polypeptide IAPP, 19 in micelles by NMR spectroscopy," Biochemistry, vol.
Greenfield et al., "Conformational transitions of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) in amyloid formation in vitro" Journal of Molecular Biology, vol.
Langen, "Identifying structural features of fibrillar islet amyloid polypeptide using site-directed spin labeling," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Westermark, "Islet amyloid polypeptide: mechanisms of amyloidogenesis in the pancreatic islets and potential roles in diabetes mellitus," Laboratory Investigation, vol.
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Editor's Note: As potential mechanisms, the authors note that zinc is needed for insulin's action, for carbohydrate metabolism, to moderate inflammatory cytokine levels that can destroy beta cells, for preventing human islet amyloid polypeptides from aggregating to form amyloid fibers that have a toxic effect on beta cells, to reduce oxidative stress and for other protective functions.