The modern nomenclature of amyloidosis now includes 25 human and 8 animal fibril proteins. To be included in the list the protein has to be a major fibril protein in extracellular deposits, which have the characteristics of amyloid, including affinity for Congo red with resulting green birefringence. Synthetic fibrils with amyloid properties are best named 'amyloid-like'. With increasing knowledge, however, the borders between different protein aggregates tend to become less sharp.
- Amyloid protein
- Inclusion body
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine