Human amyloidogenic light chains directly impair cardiomyocyte function through an increase in cellular oxidant stress.

Primary amyloidosis is a systemic disorder characterized by the clonal production and tissue deposition of immunoglobulin light chain (LC) proteins. Congestive heart failure remains the greatest cause of death in primary amyloidosis, due to the development of a rapidly progressive amyloid cardiomyopathy. Amyloid cardiomyopathy is largely unresponsive to… CONTINUE READING