Summary of Amyloidosis
Amyloidosis is a rare disease that results from the buildup of misfolded proteins known as amyloids. When proteins that are normally dissolvable in water fold to become amyloids, they become insoluble and deposit in organs or tissues, disrupting normal function. The type of protein that is misfolded and the organ or tissue in which the misfolded proteins are deposited determine the clinical manifestations of amyloidosis.
Flashcards on Amyloidosis
Amyloidosis occurs when misfolded accumulate in the tissue.