TY - CHAP A1 - Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva A2 - Gabriel Xavier-Silva A3 - Marlise Neves Milhomem A4 - Mylena Andrea Oliveira Torres A5 - Kátia da Silva Calabrese ED1 - Svetlana Sarantseva Y1 - 2011-09-22 PY - 2011 T1 - Amyloidosis Associated to Leishmania Infection in Murine Model N2 - Amyloidoses are a heterogeneous group of diverse etiology diseases. They are characterized by an endogenous production of abnormal proteins called amyloid proteins, which are not hydrosoluble, form depots in various organs and tissue of animals and humans and cause dysfunctions. Despite many decades of research, the origin of the pathogenesis and the molecular determinants involved in amyloid diseases has remained elusive. At present, there is not an effective treatment to prevent protein misfolding in these amyloid diseases. The aim of this book is to present an overview of different aspects of amyloidoses from basic mechanisms and diagnosis to latest advancements in treatment. BT - Amyloidosis SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/18235 DO - 10.5772/18235 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-24 ER -