Amyloid: Toward terminology clarification: Report from the Nomenclature Committee of the International Society Of Amyloidosis

Per Westermark, Merrill D. Benson, Joel N. Buxbaum, Alan S. Cohen, Blas Frangione, Shu Ichi Ikeda, Colin L. Masters, Giampaolo Merlini, Maria J. Saraiva, Jean D. Sipe

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAmyloid
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

Keywords

  • Amyloid protein
  • Amyloidosis
  • Inclusion body
  • Nomenclature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Westermark, P., Benson, M. D., Buxbaum, J. N., Cohen, A. S., Frangione, B., Ikeda, S. I., Masters, C. L., Merlini, G., Saraiva, M. J., & Sipe, J. D. (2005). Amyloid: Toward terminology clarification: Report from the Nomenclature Committee of the International Society Of Amyloidosis. Amyloid, 12(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506120500032196