29 January 2008

Searching for amyloid interactions

Searching for amyloid interactions; low variation in platelet protein expression within the elderly
EurekAlert!: 22 January 2008
Researchers have undertaken a large-scale investigation into the molecular environment of the amyloid precursor protein (APP), a protein centrally associated with Alzheimer's disease.

A defining hallmark of Alzheimer's is the extracellular accumulation of amyloid plaques in the diseased brain. These plaques arise from the cleavage of APP, which generates short, sticky fragments called amyloid B-peptides. Despite intense research efforts, however, the function of APP remains enigmatic and only a few proteins are known to interact with it… > full story

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