The formation of amyloid assemblies is associated with major human disorders. Yet no therapeutic agents presently exist to control this process. In a recent paper, a new bacterial system is described that uses a fusion of the Alzheimer's disease beta-amyloid polypeptide to the GFP. The assay detects the formation of small, soluble amyloid intermediates associated with degenerative diseases. This assay allows the researchers to use high-throughput screening methods to find inhibitors of the formation of amyloid assemblies.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||ACS Chemical Biology|
|State||Published - 22 Aug 2006|