2MJ1

NMR structure of the soluble A beta 17-34 peptide


Experimental Data Snapshot

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 11 
  • Conformers Submitted: 11 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Literature

NMR structure of the water soluble A beta 17-34 peptide.

Fonar, G.Samson, A.O.

(2014) Biosci.Rep. --: --

  • DOI: 10.1042/BSR20140094

  • PubMed Abstract: 
  • Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world. Its most significant symptoms are memory loss and decrease in cognition. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by aggregation of two proteins in the brain namely Aβ (amylo ...

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world. Its most significant symptoms are memory loss and decrease in cognition. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by aggregation of two proteins in the brain namely Aβ (amyloid β) and tau. Recent evidence suggests that the interaction of soluble Aβ with nAChR (nicotinic acetylcholine receptors) contributes to disease progression. In this study, we determine the NMR structure of an Aβ17-34 peptide solubilized by the addition of two glutamic acids at each terminus. Our results indicate that the Aβ peptide adopts an α-helical structure for residues 19-26 and 28-33. The α-helical structure is broken around residues S26, N27 and K28, which form a kink in the helical conformation. This α-helix was not described earlier in an aqueous solution without organic solvents, and at physiological conditions (pH 7). These data are in agreement with Aβ adopting an α-helical conformation in the membrane before polymerizing into amyloid β-sheets and provide insight into the intermediate state of Aβ in Alzheimer's disease.


    Organizational Affiliation

    *Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Safed 14300, Israel.




Macromolecules

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChainsSequence LengthOrganismDetails
Amyloid beta A4 protein
A
18Homo sapiensGene Names: APP (A4, AD1)
Find proteins for P05067 (Homo sapiens)
Go to Gene View: APP
Go to UniProtKB:  P05067
Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
  • Conformers Calculated: 11 
  • Conformers Submitted: 11 
  • Selection Criteria: structures with the lowest energy 

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Entry History 

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Revision History 

  • Version 1.0: 2014-11-05
    Type: Initial release