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Definition of TTR

TTR: The gene that encodes transthyretin, a plasma protein consisting of 127 amino acids that binds retinol and thyroxine. Many distinct forms of amyloidosis have been related to different point mutations in TTR.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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