Introduction: Amyloidosis


Amyloidosis: Deposits of proteins causing diseases

Amyloidosis: Proteins are important building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones, hair, and nails. Proteins circulate throughout the body in the blood and are normally harmless. Occasionally, cells produce abnormal proteins that can settle in body tissue, forming deposits and causing disease. When these deposits of abnormal proteins were first discovered, they were called amyloid, and the disease process amyloidosis. 1

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         Contents for Amyloidosis:

1. excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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