Structure of amyloid protein offers clues to rare disease cause

Researchers at the UAB have determined the structure of amyloid fibers formed by the protein hnRNPDL-2, implicated in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 3, using high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). They have ...

Veterinary researchers uncover novel amyloidosis

A collaboration led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan, has discovered a novel amyloid protein from canine mammary tumors. This amyloid protein, α-S1 casein, normally plays a vital ...

Glowing cells light the way to new disease detection

Stains that make specific components of a live cell light up under a microscope have become powerful tools for detecting disease and monitoring biological processes, but the choice of available stains is severely limited ...

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Amyloids are insoluble fibrous protein aggregates sharing specific structural traits. Abnormal accumulation of amyloid in organs may lead to amyloidosis, and may play a role in various neurodegenerative diseases.

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