Aggregation state and neurotoxic properties of alzheimer β-amyloid peptide.

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) represents the most common form of senile dementia and represents a tremendous health problem as the world population is aging. AD is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) in the brain and the loss of cholinergic neurons in the basal forebrain. Accumulation of soluble and insoluble assemblies of Aβ in the brain… (More)

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