Analysis of Aβ interactions using ProteinChip Technology

GIANNAKIS, E, HUNG, L-W, CAMACARO, K P, SMITH, David, BARNHAM, K and WADE, J D (2008). Analysis of Aβ interactions using ProteinChip Technology. In: OTVOS, Laszlo, (ed.) Peptide-based drug design. Methods in molecular biology (494). Humana Press, 71-86.

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Aβ peptides are now acknowledged to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. Their generation results from the sequential cleavage of amyloid precursor protein by β and γ secretases. The resulting peptide fragments impart toxicity via their ability to form soluble oligomers and bind to cell membranes. In this chapter we describe the use of ProteinChip ® technology to study the physicochemical behaviour of Aβ and its mechanisms of toxicity. These include analyzing (1) Aβ processing and quantitation of peptide fragments, (2) Aβ aggregation and the quantitation of oligomers, and (3) Aβ–lipid interactions.

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Page Range: 71-86
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 09:00

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