Minkoo Ahn

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Amyloid fibrils are considered as novel nanomaterials because of their nanoscale width, a regular constituting structure of cross β-sheet conformation, and considerable mechanical strength. By using an amyloidogenic protein of β(2)-microglobulin (β(2)M) related to dialysis-related amyloidosis, nanoporous protein matrix has been prepared. The β(2) M granules(More)
Removal of β2-microglobulin (β2M) from the blood of patients suffering from kidney dysfunction is crucial to protect those individuals from getting the diseased state of dialysis-related amyloidosis. By harnessing the nucleation-dependent fibrillation process of amyloidogenesis, a β2M removal strategy has been proposed by preparing seed-conjugated polymer(More)
beta2-Microglobulin (beta2m) is known to be a major factor for dialysis-related amyloidosis. We have studied beta2m removal through an aggregation process, which was initiated by a ligand that could catch the beta2m monomer and promote its aggregation into fibril. As a ligand, we have prepared beta2m fibril fragments and used them as a seed. The seed was(More)
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