Amyloid and amyloidosis

Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1992 Feb;4(1):94-105.


Discovery of the different proteins that constitute the multiple types of amyloid has led to an increasing variety of studies in the literature of diverse medical subspecialties. In fact, in this review, the editors have chosen to review the beta 2-microglobulin amyloid of long-term hemodialysis in the section on renal disease. The current review focuses on the rapidly advancing basic studies of familial, amyloid A protein amyloid and the relevant clinical studies, although the research on amyloid light-chain protein and other forms of amyloidosis is also noted.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amyloid / genetics
  • Amyloid / metabolism*
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis
  • Amyloidosis / drug therapy
  • Amyloidosis / metabolism*
  • Cardiomyopathies / metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / metabolism
  • Liver Diseases / metabolism
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / metabolism


  • Amyloid