In mycology the term amyloid refers to a crude chemical test using iodine in either Melzer`s reagent or Lugol`s solution, to produce a black to blue-black positive reaction. It is called amyloid because starch gives a similar reaction, and that reaction for starch is also called an amyloid reaction. The test can either be on micr
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Of spore walls, spore ornamentation, hyphal walls, ascus tips, etc.: Staining blue or grayish to blackish-violet in Melzer's reagent, presumably because of the presence of starch or a starch-like compound.
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A chemical that builds up inside tissue in an amorphous way.
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- a nonnitrogenous food substance consisting chiefly of starch 2. [n] - (pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
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A protein substance often deposited around and within blood vessels, for example in the kidneys as a result of chronic infection (e.g. TB) or autoimmune disease
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Amyloid: Any of a number of complex proteins that are deposited in tissues and that share selected laboratory features such as a change in the fluorescence intensity of certain aromatic dyes like Congo Red. The deposition of amyloid occurs in a number of diseases. In many of these, there is disagreement as to whether amyloid causes the disease or i
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(ăm'ȳ*loid) noun 1.
A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance. 2. (Medicine)
The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration.
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Glycoprotein deposited extracellularly in tissues in amyloidosis. The glycoprotein may either derive from light chain of immunoglobulin (AIO (amyloid of immune origin): 5-18 kD glycoprotein, product of a single clone of plasma cells, the N terminal part of lambda or kappa light chain) or, in what used to be referred to as AUO, amyloid of unknown or
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(am´ә-loid) resembling starch; characterized by starchlike staining properties. the pathologic extracellular proteinaceous substance deposited in amyloidosis; it is a waxy eosinophilic material. Amyloid deposits are composed primarily of straight, nonbranching fibrils arranged either in bundles or in...
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• (n.) The substance deposited in the organs in amyloid degeneration. • (a.) Alt. of Amyloidal • (n.) A non-nitrogenous starchy food; a starchlike substance.
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(from the article `aging`) ...within and between cells. The pigment lipofuscin accumulates within heart muscle cells; it is not detectable at ten years of age but rises to ... Amyloidosis is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid, which consists of a filamentous protein that is derived from immunoglobulins, in the ... [2 relate...
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amyloid 1. A starchlike substance; characterized by starchlike staining properties. 2. In pathology, a hard waxy deposit consisting of protein and polysaccharides that results from the degeneration of tissue. 3. A homogenous, waxy substance composed of protein and polysaccharides that is found deposited in tissues by certain diseases. 4. A nonni
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staining blue, blue-purple, blue-black or reddish in iodine.
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Amyloid is a complex protein resembling starch, which is deposited in tissues in some degenerative diseases.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: am′i-loyd Definitions: 1. Any of a group of chemically diverse proteins that appear microscopically homogeneous but are composed of linear nonbranching aggregated fibrils arranged in sheets when seen under the electron microscope; amyloid stains dark brown with iodine, produces a characteristic green birefringence in
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An insoluble protein substance that causes disease (amyloidosis) when deposited in large quantities in tissues.
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Amyloid is a peer-reviewed medical journal that publishes original research and review articles on all aspects of the protein groups and associated disorders that are classified as amyloidoses as well as other disorders associated with abnormal protein folding. It is the official journal of the International Society of Amyloidosis
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A clump of insoluble, fibrous protein that can accumulate in brain tissue because of a variety of different diseases. These deposits disrupt cell function and can lead to premature cell death. The aggregated protein will vary with the particular disease.
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