Swetha Paturi

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The 19-transmembrane multisubunit γ-secretase complex generates the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by intramembrane proteolysis of the β-amyloid precursor protein (APP). Despite substantial advances in elucidating how this protein complex functions, the effect of the local membrane lipid microenvironment on γ-secretase cleavage of(More)
The 19-transmembrane γ-secretase complex generates the amyloid β-peptide of Alzheimer's disease by intramembrane proteolysis of the β-amyloid precursor protein. This complex is comprised of presenilin, Aph1, nicastrin, and Pen-2. The exact function and mechanism of the highly conserved Pen-2 subunit remain poorly understood. Using systematic mutagenesis, we(More)
The 19-transmembrane, multisubunit γ-secretase complex generates the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by an unusual intramembrane proteolysis of the β-amyloid precursor protein. The complex, which similarly processes many other type 1 transmembrane substrates, is composed of presenilin, Aph1, nicastrin, and presenilin enhancer (Pen-2), all(More)
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