Amyloid-beta

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Simplified definition

A small protein normally present in the brain, but which is eliminated by the body before it becomes toxic.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“Amyloid beta peptide[s] […] derive [sic] […] from the precursor protein, amyloid beta precursor protein (APP).”

Source: Rukmangadachar LA, Bollu PC. Amyloid Beta Peptide. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing, 2022.

 

Context

In AD, amyloid-beta is not properly eliminated by the body and accumulates in the brain until it forms amyloid plaques.

Source: Olivier Hanon, member of the Alzheimer Foundation operational committee (ComOP)

 

Note

  • A form of amyloid-beta peptide, called Aβ42, has aggregating properties that explain the progressive formation of amyloid plaques.

Abbreviation(s)

Spelling variation(s)

Amyloid-β / Amyloid beta

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