Morphological observation of self-aggregation of β-amyloid 1-40

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages51-54
ISBN (Print)9781509039142
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2016

Conference

Title16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
PlaceJapan
CitySendai
Period22 - 25 August 2016

Abstract

Amyloid peptide beta (Aâ), as the main component of the amyloid plaques present in the patient brains of Alzheimer's disease (AD), is a group of peptides with typical number of amino acid residuals from 39 to 43. Aâ1-40 is the most dominant type in all Aâ variants and possesses the most closely correlation with late-onset AD. Synthetic Aâ1-40 from monomer to fibril in vitro shares many features with the amyloid in plaques. In this study, the aggregations of Aâ1-40 in different solutions were investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Morphological changes of Aâ1-40 from oligomers to fibrils in Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS) were observed in detail. Peak Force QNM mode was applied in the AFM scanning to minimize the strong force applied between the probe and protein samples, and the scanning mode also avoided damaging the Aâ1-40 aggregated forms. Study of Aâ1-40 aggregation in different mediums will help choose a desirable solution with minimal impact on cell viability for the further cytotoxicity study.

Citation Format(s)

Morphological observation of self-aggregation of β-amyloid 1-40. / Gao, Qi; Fang, Yuqiang; Tang, Xin; Wu, Guangfu; Lai, King Wai Chiu.

16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 51-54 7751415.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)