Protein & Peptide Letters

Prof. Ben M. Dunn  
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida
College of Medicine
P.O. Box 100245
Gainesville, FL
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Email: bdunn@ufl.edu

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The Role of Aβ Peptides in Alzheimers Disease

Author(s): Anna K. Tickler, John D. Wade, Frances Separovic.

Abstract:

The Aβ peptide has been identified as central to the onset and development of Alzheimers disease (AD) and several hypotheses about toxicity involving Aβ peptides have been proposed including mechanisms of oxidative stress and disruption of calcium homeostasis. The biology, structure and physical properties of Aβ peptides are discussed, as well as existing therapeutics and future strategies for the treatment of AD.

Keywords: amyloid, peptide, alzheimers disease, structure, therapeutic

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Article Details

VOLUME: 12
ISSUE: 6
Page: [513 - 519]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/0929866054395905
Price: $58