Wild-type and mutated nicastrins do not display aminopeptidase M- and B-like activities.


Nicastrin is a recently discovered protein interacting with presenilins and the beta-amyloid precursor protein, the proteins playing key roles in Alzheimer's disease and which, when mutated, appear responsible for early-onset familial forms of Alzheimer's disease. Nicastrin was reported to modulate beta-amyloid production, a phenotype affected differently… (More)


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