PR J.L. KEMENY, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PR J.L. KEMENY, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Renal amyloidosis. Light micrograph of a section through a kidney, showing an amyloid deposit in the renal parenchyma. Amyloidosis is where normally soluble proteins become insoluble and are deposited in the extracellular space of various organs or tissues, disrupting normal function. Here, it is affecting the kidney. Magnification: x1100, when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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