Structural conversion of human islet amyloid polypeptide aggregates under an electric field

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  • Yongxiu Song, Jiangsu University
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  • Rongrong Wu, Jiangsu University
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  • Yin Wang
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  • Lei Liu, Jiangsu University
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  • Mingdong Dong

Electric fields (EFs) in biological systems are well known, and their presence implies the activity of protein ion channels and pumps in various cells. The aggregation of islet amyloid polypeptides (IAPP) was recently found in human brain tissue, and this was related to the electrical activity of neurons and caused neuronal loss. However, the association between amyloid formation and the electric field is still unknown. Herein a direct method to stimulate the formation of the hIAPP peptide under an EF is reported.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Pages (from-to)11497-11500
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

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