Amyloid plaque

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Amyloid palques 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 other neurodegenerative diseases.

Amyloid beta (Aß or Abeta) appears to be the main constituent of amyloid plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

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References 
Shankar GM, Li S, Mehta TH, Garcia-Munoz A, Shepardson NE, Smith I, Brett FM, Farrell MA, Rowan MJ, Lemere CA, Regan CM, Walsh DM, Sabatini BL, Selkoe DJ (2008). "Amyloid-protein dimers isolated directly from Alzheimer's brains impair synaptic plasticity and memory". Nature Medicine (June 22, 2008 online). doi:10.1038/nm1782. PMID 18568035. Scmid, Randolf (June 2008). "New clue to Alzheimer's found". Yahoo News.

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