β-Amyloids are neurotoxic compounds produced in the brain and cause Alzheimer-type senile dementia. Their toxicity is in good correlation with their aggregation properties. Short peptide fragments of β-amyloid prevent Aβ-toxicity, probably by binding on the Aβ-aggregate surface.
- Alzheimer's disease
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics