Definition of Amyloid plaque

1. Noun. A plaque consisting of tangles of amyloid protein in nervous tissue (a pathological mark of Alzheimer's disease).

Exact synonyms: Amyloid Protein Plaque
Generic synonyms: Plaque

Lexicographical Neighbors of Amyloid Plaque

amyloid A-degrading serine protease
amyloid angiopathy
amyloid beta-protein
amyloid beta-protein precursor
amyloid bodies of the prostate
amyloid corpuscle
amyloid degeneration
amyloid nephrosis
amyloid neuropathies
amyloid p component
amyloid plaque (current term)
amyloid precursor protein
amyloid protein
amyloid protein aa
amyloid protein plaque
amyloid protein saa
amyloid tumour
amyloidogenic glycoprotein
amyloidosis: bone manifestations
amyloidosis: gastrointestinal manifestations

Literary usage of Amyloid plaque

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Visualizing Chemistry: The Progress and Promise of Advanced Chemical Imaging by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"A positron-emitting chemical compound, Pittsburgh Compound B (PIB), binds specifically to amyloid plaque and can be used to image Alzheimer's disease using ..."

2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"amyloid plaque deposition also has not been observed in the brains of aged rats. The changes in rodents, then, may provide a less complicated model than the ..."

3. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"... G. SIMMS, N. WEINMAN, G. MULTHAUP, B. MCDONALD, and K. BEYREUTHER (1985), “Amyloid plaque core protein in Alzheimer disease and Down syndrome”, Proc. ..."

4. Mineral Requirements for Military Personnel: Levels Needed for Cognitive And by Food and Nutrition Board, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (2006)
"Dietary copper also was able to reduce the amyloid plaque formation in transgenic mice. A supplement (500 mg of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E, ..."

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