This peptide triggers the formation of insoluble Aβ peptide deposits, inhibits secretion of amyloid protein precursor (APP) and increases cell-associated APP. The fibrils in the plaques formed in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease contain significant amounts of truncated Aβ proteins such as Aβ(3-40) and Aβ (11- 40). These two fragments contain an N-terminal pyroglutamic acid. The g-carboxy group of glutamic acid forms a cyclic bond with the free N-terminal amino group to form pyroglutamate.
Proteins & Peptides
Peak Area by HPLC ≥95%
Ref: Mok, SS. et al. J. Neurosci. Res. 61, 449 (2000); Russo, C. et al. Nature. 405, 531 (2000).