Nicholas P Van Der Munnik

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Mammalian pancreatic ribonucleases (RNase) form a family of extensively studied homologous proteins. Phylogenetic analyses, based on the primary structures of these enzymes, indicated that the presence of three homologous enzymes (pancreatic, seminal and brain ribonucleases) in the bovine species is due to gene duplication events, which occurred during the(More)
Granulins (Grns) are a family of small, cysteine-rich proteins that are generated upon proteolytic cleavage of their precursor, progranulin (Pgrn). All seven Grns (A-G) contain 12 conserved cysteines that form 6 intramolecular disulfide bonds, rendering this family of proteins unique. Grns are known to play multi-functional roles, including wound healing,(More)
BACKGROUND Deposits of aggregated amyloid-β protein (Aβ) are a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, one therapeutic strategy is to eliminate these deposits by halting Aβ aggregation. While a variety of possible aggregation inhibitors have been explored, only nanoparticles (NPs) exhibit promise at low substoichiometric ratios. With(More)
AIMS Epidemiological evidence implicates polyphenols as potential natural therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease (AD). To investigate this prospect, five anthoxanthin polyphenols were characterized for their ability to reduce amyloid-β (Aβ) oligomer-induced neuronal responses by two mechanisms of action, modulation of oligomerization and antioxidant activity,(More)
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