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amyloid beta-peptides

Peptides generated from amyloid beta-peptides precursor. An amyloid fibrillar form of these peptides is the major component of amyloid plaques found in individuals with Alzheimer's disease and in aged individuals with trisomy 21 (down syndrome). The peptide is found predominantly in the nervous system, but there have been reports of its presence in non-neural tissue.
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  • beta-amyloid proteins
  • amyloid beta-proteins
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