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Admin Reporter- Pooja

Apr 17 2019


Alzheimer's: Synthetic protein blocks toxic beta-amyloid

The synthetic peptide, which has only 23 amino acids, folds into structures called alpha sheets. The sheets bind to early-stage, small clumps of beta-amyloid and stop them forming larger masses.

 

 

A team from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle and other research centers in the United States designed and produced the synthetic peptide and also tested it in cells and animals.

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