Early detection of amyloid aggregation using intrinsic fluorescence.

Beta-amyloid (Abeta) aggregation, believed to be responsible for Alzheimer's disease, is monitored using its intrinsic fluorescence decay. Alterations in the fluorescence decay of tyrosine correlate with the Abeta aggregation at a much earlier stage than the traditionally used fluorescence intensity of Thioflavin T (ThT). Potentially the finding may… CONTINUE READING