The generation of beta-amyloid by cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP).
Note that this term does not fall under the general GO definition for biosynthetic processes, which is 'The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of... ', because beta-amyloid can only be formed by the proteolysis of a larger molecule (see term definition). The word 'formation' is therefore used in place of biosynthesis. Also, note that this term refers to the production of the beta-amyloid polypeptide from the amyloid precursor protein (APP), and should be used to annotate e.g. secretases that cleave APP to form beta-amyloid. To annotate gene products involved in the formation of amyloid fibrils, please consider 'amyloid fibril formation' (GO:1990000).
Synonyms are alternative words or phrases closely related in meaning to the term name, with indication of the relationship between the name and synonym given by the synonym scope.
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beta-amyloid polypeptide formation from amyloid precursor protein
beta-amyloid polypeptide formation from APP
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This table lists all terms that are direct descendants (child terms) of GO:0034205: