• George G. Glenner
  • Elliott F. Osserman
  • Earl P. Benditt
  • Evan Calkins
  • Alan S. Cohen
  • Dorothea Zucker-Franklin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. SAA, AA, and AP Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nils Eriksen, Earl P. Benditt
      Pages 3-10
    3. B. Skogen, K. Sletten, T. Lea, J. B. Natvig
      Pages 11-18
    4. Per Westermark, Gunilla T. Nilsson
      Pages 19-26
    5. A. C. J. van Andel, P. R. Hol, J. H. van der Maas, E. T. G. Lutz, H. Krabbendam, E. Gruys
      Pages 39-48
    6. W. G. Turnell, R. Sarra, I. D. Glover, J. O. Baum, D. Caspi, M. L. Baltz et al.
      Pages 49-55
    7. J. D. Sipe, P. Woo, G. Goldberger, A. S. Cohen, A. S. Whitehead
      Pages 57-60
    8. George H. Sack Jr., John J. Lease
      Pages 61-68
    9. C. J. Rosenthal, N. Solomon, M. E. Martin
      Pages 69-77
    10. Shunsuke Migita, Shigeru Hashimototo, Haruo Hisazumi, Mine Harada, Hiroaki Okabe
      Pages 87-97
  3. Experimental Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. M. L. Baltz, D. Caspi, I. F. Rowe, C. R. K. Hind, D. J. Evans, M. B. Pepys
      Pages 101-108
    3. Ronald I. Carr, Judith Katilus, D. Petty
      Pages 109-113
    4. M. L. Baltz, D. Caspi, C. R. K. Hind, A. Feinstein, M. B. Pepys
      Pages 115-121
    5. G. Marhaug, A. Husebekk, G. Husby, K. Sletten, A. L. Børresen, B. Lium et al.
      Pages 139-147
    6. Rick L. Meek, Jeffrey S. Hoffmann, Earl P. Benditt
      Pages 157-161
    7. John Marshall, William McNally, Dan Muller, George Meincken, Irwin Fand, S. C. Srivastava et al.
      Pages 163-174
    8. Crystal A. Leslie, Antonio Lazzarri, Edgar S. Cathcart
      Pages 175-185
  4. In Vitro Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. J. D. Sipe, L. K. Chaney, E. Tatsuta, M. F. Faber, A. S. Cohen
      Pages 189-192
    3. Mutsuo Takahashi, Tadaaki Yokota, Tokuhiro Ishihara, Fumiya Uchino
      Pages 193-199
    4. Tsuranobu Shirahama, Martha Skinner, Alan S. Cohen, Orville G. Rodgers
      Pages 201-208
    5. Emiko Tatsuta, Jean D. Sipe, Tsuranobu Shirahama, Martha Skinner, Alan S. Cohen
      Pages 209-215
    6. Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, Alejandro Fuks
      Pages 225-231
    7. C. R. K. Hind, P. M. Collins, D. Caspi, M. L. Baltz, M. B. Pepys
      Pages 233-238
  5. Degrading Factors

  6. Hereditary and Familial (AF) Amyloidosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Maria Joao Mascarenhas Saraiva, Pedro Pinho Costa, Steven Birken, DeWitt S. Goodman
      Pages 289-294
    3. Shukuro Araki, Shinichi Ikegawa, Jinro Nagata, Yoshihiro Kimura, Yutaka Horio
      Pages 305-311
    4. Satoru Tawara, Masamitsu Nakazato, Kenji Kanagawa, Yoshio Takaba, Hisayuki Matsuo, Sukuro Araki
      Pages 313-321
    5. Rie Miyoshi, Shozo Kito, Yasuhiro Yamamura, Masae Inokawa, Eiko Itoga, Takenobu Kishida
      Pages 339-347

About this book


From a process that from the days of Vir chow and Rokitansky, primarily stimulated the relatively narrow interest of pathologists, amyloidosis has risen full-blown as one of the most important of disease complexes. Its presence dominat:es the lesions of Alzheimer's disease, a disease affecting an estimated 2. 5 million people in the U. S. A. and thereby closely rivaling stroke as the third most common cause of death. If, as it has been de­ scribed, Alzheimer's disease is the "Disease of the Century," then amy­ loidosis is the Disease Complex of the Ages. It affects in one or more of its manifestations every organ of the body, and is at least as old as the afflicted Egyptian mummies of the pyramids. With an increasing percentage of older individuals amyloid of the senior population becomes increasingly more frequent. The subjects covered in this Symposium range through almost every clinical medical specialty. From an average of one paper in each of the past three Symposiums, the explosive interest in cerebral amyloidosis has led to the presentation of 12 papers on this subject in the present volume. The genetically predisposed familial amyloidotic processes, such as the polyneuropathies and familial Mediterranean fever have also stimulated ex­ tensive and intriguing investigations which have revealed the striking effect of a single amino acid substitution in transforming a normal protein into. a lethal "amyloidogenic" one.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George G. Glenner
    • 1
  • Elliott F. Osserman
    • 2
  • Earl P. Benditt
    • 3
  • Evan Calkins
    • 4
  • Alan S. Cohen
    • 5
  • Dorothea Zucker-Franklin
    • 6
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan Diego La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  5. 5.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  6. 6.New York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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