Lipid rafts play an important role in A beta biogenesis by regulating the beta-secretase pathway.

The Alzheimer's amyloid beta protein (A beta) precursor (APP) is proteolytically cleaved by beta-secretase to N- and C-terminal fragments sAPPbeta and CTFbeta, respectively. Subsequently, CTFbeta is cleaved by gamma-secretase to generate A beta. We previously showed that the levels of secreted A beta and sAPPbeta were significantly reduced upon removal of… (More)