Elaheh Jamasbi

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Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) is recognised as a main feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increasing evidence suggests that small soluble oligomers of Aβ are the toxic form of the peptide and may instigate AD. Different factors including some key residues within Aβ molecule, the cell membrane, prion protein and metals play important roles in developing AD.(More)
Melittin (MLT) is a lytic peptide with a broad spectrum of activity against both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. To understand the role of proline and the thiol group of cysteine in the cytolytic activity of MLT, native MLT and cysteine-containing analogs were prepared using solid phase peptide synthesis. The antimicrobial and cytolytic activities of the(More)
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