Solid-State NMR as a Probe of Amyloid Structure

Author(s): Robert Tycko

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 13 , Issue 3 , 2006

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Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has developed into one of the most informative and direct experimental approaches to the characterization of the molecular structures of amyloid fibrils, including those associated with Alzheimers disease. In this article, essential aspects of solid state NMR methods are described briefly and results obtained to date regarding the supramolecular organization of amyloid fibrils and the conformations of peptides within amyloid fibrils are reviewed.

Keywords: Amyloid structure, Alzheimer's disease, prions, protein aggregation, magnetic resonance

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Year: 2006
Page: [229 - 234]
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.2174/092986606775338470
Price: $65

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