New insights into the roles of sulfated glycosaminoglycans in islet amyloid polypeptide amyloidogenesis and cytotoxicity.


Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are found in association with virtually all extracellular protein deposits related to amyloid diseases. Particularly, GAGs were shown to enhance fibrillogenesis of the islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP), a peptide hormone whose aggregation is associated with Type-II diabetes pathogenesis. However, the exact molecular mechanism by… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/bip.22243


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