Designed hairpin peptides interfere with amyloidogenesis pathways: fibril formation and cytotoxicity inhibition, interception of the preamyloid state.


Hairpin peptides bearing cross-strand Trp-Trp and Tyr-Tyr pairs at non-H-bonded strand sites modulate the aggregation of two unrelated amyloidogenic systems, human pancreatic amylin (hAM) and α-synuclein (α-syn), associated with type II diabetes and Parkinson's disease, respectively. In the case of hAM, we have previously reported that inhibition of… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/bi200760h


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