Laminin inhibits amyloid-β-peptide fibrillation
Laminin, an important extracellular matrix component is induced by brain injury and colocalizes with amyloid-beta-peptide (A beta) deposits in Alzheimer brains. We report here that laminin inhibits amyloid fibril formation as determined by thioflavin T fluorescence spectroscopy and electron microscopic examination. The inhibition of amyloid formation by laminin was concentration dependent and was observed at a laminin concentration of 300 nM, corresponding to a laminin/A beta protein molar ratio of 1:800. The potential effect of laminin, may prove important to inhibit A beta fibrillogenesis in vivo, specifically at the level of cerebral blood vessels.
|Título de la Revista:||Neuroscience Letters|
|Fecha de publicación:||1996|
|Página de inicio:||201|