Chapter 28. Endocrine Amyloid

  1. Jean D. Sipe
  1. Gunilla T. Westermark

Published Online: 23 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619344.ch28

Amyloid Proteins: The Beta Sheet Conformation and Disease

Amyloid Proteins: The Beta Sheet Conformation and Disease

How to Cite

Westermark, G. T. (2005) Endocrine Amyloid, in Amyloid Proteins: The Beta Sheet Conformation and Disease (ed J. D. Sipe), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619344.ch28

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Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310722

Online ISBN: 9783527619344

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Keywords:

  • endocrine amyloid;
  • proteins;
  • pro-hormones;
  • immunohistochemistry;
  • heart

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Nomenclature for Endocrine Amyloid

  • When and Why do Proteins form Amyloid?

  • Amyloid in Cardiac Atria

  • Endocrine Amyloid in the Thyroid

  • Amyloid Deposits in the Pituitary

  • Endocrine Amyloid in the Islets of Langerhans

  • Insulin as an Amyloid-forming Protein

  • Can Other Islet Hormones Aggregate and Form Amyloid?

  • Other Amyloids with Possible Endocrine Origin