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amyloid

Definition:
A fibrous protein complex that consists of proteins folded into a specific cross beta-pleated sheet structure. This fibrillar structure has been found as an alternative folding pattern for a variety of functional proteins. Deposits of amyloid in the form of amyloid plaques are associated with a variety of degenerative diseases. The amyloid structure has also been found in a number of functional proteins that are unrelated to disease.
Concept Schemes:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt-core
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Broader Concept:
Entry Terms:
  • amyloid fibrils
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/146586
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RDF/XMLCreated 2011-08-01, last modified 2015-09-29