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In order to evaluate autonomic function in primary amyloidosis (AL), five non invasive tests (Valsalva ratio, heart rate variation during deep breathing, 30/15 ratio, blood pressure response to standing and blood pressure response to sustained handgrip) were performed in 16 patients with positive...
This is the first amino acid sequence analysis of an amyloid fibril protein from a Turkish patient with AA anyloidosis secondary to familial Mediterranean fever. Amyloid fibrils were isolated from spleen tissue and purified by gel filtration. The major protein constituent was fnurul to be an 8 kD...