Conformational constraints for amyloid fibrillation: the importance of being unfolded.

@article{Uversky2004ConformationalCF,
  title={Conformational constraints for amyloid fibrillation: the importance of being unfolded.},
  author={Vladimir N. Uversky and Anthony L. Fink},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2004},
  volume={1698 2},
  pages={131-53}
}
Recent reports give strong support to the idea that amyloid fibril formation and the subsequent development of protein deposition diseases originate from conformational changes in corresponding amyloidogenic proteins. In this review, recent findings are surveyed to illustrate that protein fibrillogenesis requires a partially folded conformation. This amyloidogenic conformation is relatively unfolded, and shares many structural properties with the pre-molten globule state, a partially folded… CONTINUE READING
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