Secretion of long Abeta-related peptides processed at epsilon-cleavage site is dependent on the alpha-secretase pre-cutting.


Abeta is the major component of amyloid in the brain in Alzheimer's disease and is derived from Alzheimer amyloid precursor protein (APP) by sequential proteolytic cleavage involving alpha-, beta- and gamma-secretase. Recently, gamma-secretase was shown to cleave near the cytoplasmic membrane boundary of APP (called the epsilon-cleavage), as well as in the… (More)


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