Insights into the Origin of Distinct Medin Fibril Morphologies Induced by Incubation Conditions and Seeding
AbstractIncubation conditions are an important factor to consider when studying protein aggregation in vitro. Here, we employed biophysical methods and atomic force microscopy to show that agitation dramatically alters the morphology of medin, an amyloid protein deposited in the aorta. Agitation reduces the lag time for fibrillation by ~18-fold, suggesting that the rate of fibril formation plays a key role in directing the protein packing arrangement within fibrils. Utilising preformed sonicated fibrils as seeds, we probed the role of seeding on medin fibrillation and revealed three distinct fibril morphologies, with biophysical modelling explaining the salient features of experimental observations. We showed that nucleation pathways to distinct fibril morphologies may be switched on and off depending on the properties of the seeding fibrils and growth conditions. These findings may impact on the development of amyloid-based biomaterials and enhance understanding of seeding as a pathological mechanism. View Full-Text
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Davies, H.A.; Lee, C.F.; Miller, L.; Liu, L.-N.; Madine, J. Insights into the Origin of Distinct Medin Fibril Morphologies Induced by Incubation Conditions and Seeding. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 1357.
Davies HA, Lee CF, Miller L, Liu L-N, Madine J. Insights into the Origin of Distinct Medin Fibril Morphologies Induced by Incubation Conditions and Seeding. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(5):1357.Chicago/Turabian Style
Davies, Hannah A.; Lee, Chiu F.; Miller, Leanne; Liu, Lu-Ning; Madine, Jillian. 2018. "Insights into the Origin of Distinct Medin Fibril Morphologies Induced by Incubation Conditions and Seeding." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 5: 1357.
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