The Role of Aβ Peptides in Alzheimers Disease
Anna K. Tickler, John D. Wade and Frances Separovic
Pages 513-519 (7)
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.
amyloid, peptide, alzheimers disease, structure, therapeutic
School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, VIC 3010 Australia.