Structure inducing ionic liquids-enhancement of alpha helicity in the Abeta(1-40) peptide from Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Debeljuh2011StructureII,
  title={Structure inducing ionic liquids-enhancement of alpha helicity in the Abeta(1-40) peptide from Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Natalie J Debeljuh and Colin James Barrow and Luke Henderson and Nolene Byrne},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 22},
  pages={6371-3}
}
We have studied the impact of ionic liquid solvents on the structure of the Abeta(1-40) peptide from Alzheimer's disease and found that ionic liquid solvents were able to induce a conformational change in the structure of the Abeta(1-40) peptide. This conformational change impacts the self-assembly of the peptide into amyloid fibrils.