Toward understanding the pathogenic mechanisms in gelsolin-related amyloidosis: in vitro expression reveals an abnormal gelsolin fragment.

Gelsolin-related amyloidosis, also called familial amyloidosis, Finnish type (FAF) is an autosomal dominantly inherited disorder characterized by progressive polyneuropathy and corneal lattice dystrophy. All the analyzed patients are found to carry a nucleotide substitution of A or T for G654 in their gelsolin gene, which at the protein level results in the… CONTINUE READING