Development of DNA aptamers targeting low-molecular-weight amyloid-β peptide aggregates in vitro.

We have developed a novel functional nucleic acid aptamer to amyloid-β peptide 1-40 (Aβ1-40) and investigated its potential to detect Aβ peptide fragments in neuropathologically confirmed Alzheimer brain hippocampus tissues samples. Our results demonstrate that the aptamer candidate RNV95 could detect tetrameric/pentameric low-molecular-weight Aβ aggregates… (More)