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 exampl

chapter 1|14 pages

The World of Functional Amyloid

chapter 2|20 pages

Hagfish Slime Threads

chapter 5|18 pages

Spider Silk

chapter 7|16 pages

Curli Extracellular Matrix

chapter 9|12 pages

Mammalian Functional Amyloid

chapter 10|25 pages

Unfolding the Future