Kinetics of fibril formation by polyalanine peptides.

Ordered beta-sheet complexes, termed amyloid fibrils, are the underlying structural components of the intra- and extracellular fibrillar protein deposits that are associated with a variety of human diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and the prion diseases. In this work, we investigated the kinetics of fibril formation using our newly developed… CONTINUE READING