Insulin amyloid fibrils form an inclusion complex with molecular iodine: a misfolded protein as a nanoscale scaffold.


The study describes formation of an intensely violet inclusion complex of insulin amyloid fibrils and molecular iodine. Resonance Raman spectra of complexes formed by staining mature insulin fibrils with iodine and by seeding fibrils in the presence of iodine imply similar topologies of entrapped iodine and oligoiodide species. Iodine captured by growing… (More)