a complex, sticky amyloid (sense ) found in the tangled masses of nerve cells in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease
sometimes written beta amyloid
A protein fragment formed by the cleavage of amyloid precursor protein that aggregates into deposits characteristically found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. Also called amyloid beta-peptide . Also called amyloid beta-protein . Also called beta-amyloid peptide . Also called beta-amyloid protein .
Origin of beta-amyloidFrom the beta sheets characterizing its structure