N-terminal EFRH sequence of Alzheimer's β-amyloid peptide represents the epitope of its anti-aggregating antibodies

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Abstract

Monoclonal antibodies 6C6 and 10D5 raised against the N-terminal of β- amyloid peptide interfere with the formation of β-amyloid and trigger reversal to its non-toxic components. The epitopes of these antibodies were localized employing a library composed of filamentous phage displaying random combinatorial hexapeptides. Among 44 positive phage-clones, selected from the library by both antibodies, 40 clones carried the consensus sequence EFRH. These EFRH phage-clones bind specifically mAbs 6C6 or 10D5 with an apparent binding constant of ~ 10-9 M. The peptide EFRH inhibits binding of mAbs 6C6 or 10D5 to β-amyloid peptide in affinities identical to those obtained, with the peptides corresponding to positions 1-9, 1-16 and 1-40 of β- peptide. These findings confirm that the peptide EFRH which is located at positions 3-6 within β-amyloid peptide represents the sequential epitope of mAbs 6C6 and 10D5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Volume88
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1998

Keywords

  • Disaggregation
  • Monoclonal antibody
  • N-terminal
  • Sequential epitope
  • β- amyloid peptide

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