Sarkosyl-extracted AppNL-G-F Abeta42 fibril structure

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  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 

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The in-tissue molecular architecture of beta-amyloid pathology in the mammalian brain.

Leistner, C.Wilkinson, M.Burgess, A.Lovatt, M.Goodbody, S.Xu, Y.Deuchars, S.Radford, S.E.Ranson, N.A.Frank, R.A.W.

(2023) Nat Commun 14: 2833-2833

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-38495-5
  • Primary Citation of Related Structures:  
    8BFA, 8BFB

  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Amyloid plaques composed of Aβ fibrils are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the molecular architecture of amyloid plaques in the context of fresh mammalian brain tissue is unknown. Here, using cryogenic correlated light and electron tomography we report the in situ molecular architecture of Aβ fibrils in the App NL-G-F familial AD mouse model containing the Arctic mutation and an atomic model of ex vivo purified Arctic Aβ fibrils. We show that in-tissue Aβ fibrils are arranged in a lattice or parallel bundles, and are interdigitated by subcellular compartments, extracellular vesicles, extracellular droplets and extracellular multilamellar bodies. The Arctic Aβ fibril differs significantly from an earlier App NL-F fibril structure, indicating a striking effect of the Arctic mutation. These structural data also revealed an ensemble of additional fibrillar species, including thin protofilament-like rods and branched fibrils. Together, these results provide a structural model for the dense network architecture that characterises β-amyloid plaque pathology.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
Amyloid-beta precursor protein
A, B, C, D, E
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J
42Mus musculusMutation(s): 1 
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PHAROS:  P05067
GTEx:  ENSG00000142192 
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Experimental Data & Validation

Experimental Data

  • Resolution: 3.00 Å
  • Aggregation State: FILAMENT 
  • Reconstruction Method: HELICAL 
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Entry History & Funding Information

Deposition Data

Funding OrganizationLocationGrant Number
Wellcome TrustUnited Kingdom--
Medical Research Council (MRC, United Kingdom)United Kingdom--

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  • Version 1.0: 2023-05-31
    Type: Initial release