Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
14
2010

beta-amyloid

A compound that tends to accumulate in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. It consists primarily of proteins that are in sheet or ribbon-like formations called beta-amyloid fibrils, which are responsible for the beta-amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s. Beta-amyloid is also known as simply amyloid.