Balpreet Matharu

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OBJECTIVE It has previously been demonstrated that oral administration of ovine Colostrinin (CLN), a proline-rich polypeptide isolated from ovine colostrum, can effectively treat Alzheimer's disease patients. This study aims to determine whether CLN has effects on the aggregation and toxicity of synthetic beta-amyloid (Abeta), implicated as a causative(More)
The ability of galantamine (Reminyl) to inhibit the aggregation and toxicity of the beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) was investigated. Galantamine showed concentration-dependent inhibition of aggregation of both Abeta 1-40 and Abeta 1-42, as determined by an ELISA method. Electron microscope studies of Abeta 1-40 incubated in the presence of galantamine(More)
Acute mesenteric ischaemia is a severe surgical condition with significant mortality, and it requires prompt recognition and surgical intervention. This report describes a case of a middle-aged gentleman with no previous risk factors who presented with an acute abdomen secondary to mesenteric ischaemia and made a full recovery. This case illustrates that(More)
MRI contrast agents, containing peptide sequences that bind β-amyloid and gadolinium ions ligated to DOTA have been synthesized for evaluation in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease in transgenic mice models. A number of brain penetration modifications were incorporated and sufficient amounts of contrast agent in the brain were achieved only by addition(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating degenerative disorder of the brain for which there is no cure or effective treatment. There is much evidence to suggest that β-amyloid protein (Aβ) aggregation in the brain leading to deposits is an important step in the development of AD. Recently, two peptides, RGKLVFFGR (OR1) and RGKLVFFGR-NH(2) (OR2) containing(More)
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