Blood-borne factors inhibit Alzheimer's beta-amyloid fibril formation in vitro.


Soluble amyloid beta-protein (Abeta) does not aggregate to beta-amyloid fibrils (fAbeta) in the brain of normal humans. We recently found that the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from non-Alzheimer's disease (AD) subjects inhibited the formation of fAbeta(1-40) and fAbeta(1-42) more strongly than that from AD subjects, although the CSF obtained from both groups… (More)