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Amyloid. 2005 Mar;12(1):1-4.

Amyloid: toward terminology clarification. Report from the Nomenclature Committee of the International Society of Amyloidosis.

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Department of Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Per.Westermark@genpat.uu.se

Abstract

The modern nomenclature of amyloidosis now includes 25 human and 8 animal fibril proteins. To be included in the list, the protein has to be a major fibril protein in extracellular deposits, which have the characteristics of amyloid, including affinity for Congo red with resulting green birefringence. Synthetic fibrils with amyloid properties are best named 'amyloid-like'. With increasing knowledge, however, the borders between different protein aggregates tend to become less sharp.

PMID:
16076605
DOI:
10.1080/13506120500032196
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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