Proteomic pilot study of tuberculosis pleural effusion.
Kunming, China. In Biomed Mater Eng, 17 Sep 2015
We found five characteristic proteins: C1-inhibitor (C1-INH), transthyretin (TTR), human complement fragment 3b (C3b), human ceruloplasmin (CP), and Z34c protein fragment Fc (Z34c-Fc).
Cardiac amyloidosis: where are we today?
London, United Kingdom. In J Intern Med, Aug 2015
A genetic variant in the gene for transthyretin (TTR), which is present in 3-4% of African Americans and probably a similar proportion of black individuals of African descent generally, appears to be associated with increased susceptibility to developing cardiac ATTR amyloidosis in older age.
The amyloidogenic V122I transthyretin variant in elderly black Americans.
Houston, United States. In N Engl J Med, Feb 2015
METHODS: We determined genotype status for the transthyretin gene (TTR) in 3856 black participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study and assessed clinical profiles, mortality, and the risk of incident heart failure in V122I TTR variant carriers (124 participants [3%]) versus noncarriers (3732 participants).
Amyloid fibrils nucleated and organized by DNA origami constructions.
New York City, United States. In Nat Nanotechnol, Jul 2014
The fibrils are built by modifying the synthetic peptide fragment corresponding to residues 105-115 of the amyloidogenic protein transthyretin and a DNA origami construct is used to form 20-helix DNA nanotubes with sufficient space for the fibrils inside.