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Involvement of Caspases in Proteolytic Cleavage of Alzheimer’s Amyloid-β Precursor Protein and Amyloidogenic Aβ Peptide Formation
Abstract The amyloid-β precursor protein (APP) is directly and efficiently cleaved by caspases during apoptosis, resulting in elevated amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide formation. The predominant site ofExpand
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L-685,458, an Aspartyl Protease Transition State Mimic, Is a Potent Inhibitor of Amyloid β-Protein Precursor γ-Secretase Activity
Progressive cerebral amyloid β-protein (Aβ) deposition is believed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Elevated levels of Aβ(42) peptide formation have been linkedExpand
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Photoactivated γ-secretase inhibitors directed to the active site covalently label presenilin 1
Cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by the β- and γ-secretases generates the amino and carboxy termini, respectively, of the Aβ amyloidogenic peptides Aβ40 and Aβ42—the major constituents ofExpand
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Involvement of caspases in proteolytic cleavage of Alzheimer's amyloid-beta precursor protein and amyloidogenic A beta peptide formation.
The amyloid-beta precursor protein (APP) is directly and efficiently cleaved by caspases during apoptosis, resulting in elevated amyloid-beta (A beta) peptide formation. The predominant site ofExpand
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Amyloid-β Hypothesis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Recent progress in understanding the molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be attributed mainly to linkage analysis and positional cloning of gene mutations associated with familial ADExpand
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L-685,458, an aspartyl protease transition state mimic, is a potent inhibitor of amyloid beta-protein precursor gamma-secretase activity.
Progressive cerebral amyloid beta-protein (A beta) deposition is believed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Elevated levels of A beta(42) peptide formation haveExpand
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Inhibition of PC12 cell redox activity is a specific, early indicator of the mechanism of beta-amyloid-mediated cell death.
An in vitro tissue culture cell model system for investigating the biochemical mechanisms involved in the neurodegenerative actions of beta-amyloid has been established. Using rat pheochromocytomaExpand
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Photoactivated gamma-secretase inhibitors directed to the active site covalently label presenilin 1.
Cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by the beta- and gamma-secretases generates the amino and carboxy termini, respectively, of the A beta amyloidogenic peptides A beta40 and A beta42--theExpand
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The toxicity in vitro of beta-amyloid protein.
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Fenton chemistry and oxidative stress mediate the toxicity of the β-amyloid peptide in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer’s disease
The mechanism by which aggregates of the β‐amyloid peptide (Aβ) mediate their toxicity is uncertain. We show here that the expression of the 42‐amino‐acid isoform of Aβ (Aβ1–42) changes theExpand
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