Calpain-induced proteolysis of normal human tau and tau associated with paired helical filaments.


The major components of neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) in Alzheimer's disease are bundles of paired helical filaments (PHF) which are primarily composed of highly phosphorylated tau proteins (PHF-tau). To further understand the mechanism of PHF accumulation in NFT, we examined the calpain-induced proteolysis of highly purified and primarily non-aggregated… (More)


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