The Functional Fold: Amyloid Structures in Nature

Suzi Jarvis, Anika Mostaert

Pan Stanford
Published August 23, 2012
Reference - 184 Pages - 28 Color & 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814267403 - CAT# N10462

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  • Highlights the breadth of functional amyloid found in nature by bringing together the many recent discoveries into a single volume
  • Contains contributions by leading authors across the range of functional amyloid discovered to date
  • Includes an extensive bibliography of this emerging field and indicates anticipated future developments


Bringing together a wide variety of examples of functional amyloid in a single volume, this book explores the importance of amyloid fibrils in fungi, bacteria, algae, invertebrate, and vertebrate animals for providing environmental protection, structural integrity, and regulating biochemical processes. It highlights many of the extraordinary examples of functional amyloid found to date. It provides an exciting perspective for the study of amyloid deposits as important and useful protein structures widespread in nature.


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