Islet amyloid polypeptide-induced membrane leakage involves uptake of lipids by forming amyloid fibers.

@article{Sparr2004IsletAP,
  title={Islet amyloid polypeptide-induced membrane leakage involves uptake of lipids by forming amyloid fibers.},
  author={Emma Sparr and Maarten F. M. Engel and Dmitri V Sakharov and Mariette Sprong and Jet Jacobs and Ben de Kruijff and Jo W. M. H{\"o}ppener and J. Antoinette Killian},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={577 1-2},
  pages={117-20}
}
Fibril formation of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) is associated with cell death of the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. A likely cause for the cytotoxicity of human IAPP is that it destroys the barrier properties of the cell membrane. Here, we show by fluorescence confocal microscopy on lipid vesicles that the process of hIAPP amyloid formation is accompanied by a loss of barrier function, whereby lipids are extracted from the membrane and… CONTINUE READING