an ALS Hypothesis

Bill Skaggs skaggs at bns.pitt.edu
Sun Feb 6 18:29:06 EST 2000


"Andrew K Fletcher" <gravitystudy at hotmail.com> writes:

> Has anyone any knowledge of the make up of the scar tissue in the plaques
> found in neurological conditions. In laypersons terms preferably.

The plaques seen in Alzheimer's Disease are made of a substance called
amyloid, which is a fragment of a protein called, straightforwardly
enough, amyloid precursor protein or APP.  (I'm sorry, there is no
layperson's term for "amyloid".)

	-- Bill





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