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Senile Cardiovascular Amyloid: Lack of Evidence for Differences Between Amyloid Fibril Protein and Normal Transthyretin

  • Maria Joao Mascarenhas Saraiva
  • Reinhold P. Linke
  • Mary Ann Gawinowicz
  • DeWitt S. Goodman
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Abstract

Human plasma transthyretin (TTR) has been implicated as the main protein component of amyloid fibrils in the hereditary syndromes and in the senile cardiovascular amyloidoses. Partial sequence studies performed on amyloid protein ASc1 isolated from amyloid fibrils derived from patients with senile cardiovascular amyloidosis have shown homology with normal TTR (1–3).

Keywords

Tryptic Peptide Amyloid Fibril Cardiac Amyloidosis Amyloid Protein Cyanogen Bromide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Joao Mascarenhas Saraiva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Reinhold P. Linke
    • 3
  • Mary Ann Gawinowicz
    • 2
  • DeWitt S. Goodman
    • 2
  1. 1.Bioquimica, Inst. Ciencias BiomedicasPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Dept. of MedicineColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Institut für Immunologie der UniversitätMünchenW. Germany

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