Solvent effect on aggregational properties of β-amyloid polypeptides studied by FT-IR spectroscopy

Z. Szabó, K. Jost, K. Soós, M. Zarándi, J. T. Kiss, B. Penke

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Abstract

Aggregation of the β-amyloid peptides is the major hallmark of the brain in case of Alzheimer's disease. On the basis of some results it is assumed that the toxic centrum of the βA4 (1-42) amyloid peptide is primarily the (31-35) fragment [N.W. Kowall, A.C. McKee, B.A. Yanker, M.P. Beal, Neurobiol. Aging 13 537-542; B. Penke, L. Toth, K. Soos, J. Varga, E.Z. Szabo, J. Marki-Zay, A. Baranyi, in: H.L.S. Maia (Ed.), Peptides 1994, Proceedings of the 23rd European Peptide Symposium Escom, Leiden, 1995, pp. 101-102; I. Laczko, Z. Konya, J. Varga, K. Soos, M. Hollosi, B. Penke, in: H.L.S. Maia (Ed.), Peptides 1994, Proceedings of the 23rd European Peptide Symposium Escom, Leiden, 1995, pp. 549-550]. Two analogues of βA4 (1-42) were synthetized: one of them includes the toxic fragment (31-35) unchanged and consists mainly of hydrophilic residues, denoted as MOD-3. The other one does not contain the toxic fragment and has mainly hydrophobic residues, denoted as MOD-4. Peptides were dissolved in 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2- propanol to have deaggregated samples. After the addition of the D2O as second solvent, the aggregation was followed by FT-IR spectroscopy. Changes of the spectra as a function of the composition of the solvent mixtures will be shown and discussed. Based on the results, FT-IR spectroscopy seems to be a suitable analytical control in standardizing the aggregation grade of β- amyloid peptides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-487
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Volume480-481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - máj. 4 1999

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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