Dityrosine-Linked Abeta Peptide In Alzhiemer'S Disease

Grant number: 566980 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012



Currently there are limited therapeutic treatments and no cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The key protein causing AD is called Abeta. Abeta peptides form dityrosine cross-linked dimers (when 2 peptides join together) and this is thought to be responsible for killing brain cells in AD. Therefore, this proposal will determine the role of Abeta dimers in relation to killing brain cells and the progression of AD through analysis of their biological and biochemical properties.