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Effect of Metals on Kinetic Pathways of Amyloid-β Aggregation
AbstractMetal ions, including copper and zinc, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease through a variety of mechanisms including increased amyloid-β affinity and redox effects. Recent reports have demonstrated that the amyloid-β monomer does not necessarily travel through a definitive intermediary en-route to a stable amyloid fibril structure. Rather, amyloid-β misfolding may follow a variety of pathways resulting in a fibrillar end-product or a variety of oligomeric end-products with a diversity of structures and sizes. The presence of metal ions has been demonstrated to alter the kinetic pathway of the amyloid-β peptide which may lead to more toxic oligomeric end-products. In this work, we review the contemporary literature supporting the hypothesis that metal ions alter the reaction pathway of amyloid-β misfolding leading to more neurotoxic species.
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Hane, F.; Leonenko, Z. Effect of Metals on Kinetic Pathways of Amyloid-β Aggregation. Biomolecules 2014, 4, 101-116.View more citation formats
Hane F, Leonenko Z. Effect of Metals on Kinetic Pathways of Amyloid-β Aggregation. Biomolecules. 2014; 4(1):101-116.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hane, Francis; Leonenko, Zoya. 2014. "Effect of Metals on Kinetic Pathways of Amyloid-β Aggregation." Biomolecules 4, no. 1: 101-116.