Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

Greater intake of dietary omega-3 fatty acids associated with lower risk of diabetic retinopathy

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Nature Heals

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

 
Print Page
Email Article

Differential effects of apolipoprotein E isoforms on metal-induced aggregation of A beta using physiological concentrations.

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Moir RD, Atwood CS, Romano DM, Laurans MH, Huang X • www.ProHealth.com • April 6, 1999


The epsilon 4 allele of apolipoprotein E (APOE) has been found to be a risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD). While the pathogenic mechanism of APOE in AD is not yet clear, APOE isoforms appear to differentially influence the aggregation of A beta, the principal component of Alzheimer-associated beta-amyloid deposits.

To date, no data are available for the propensity of A beta to aggregate in the presence of APOE under conditions where these components are at physiological concentrations (in cerebrospinal fluid, APOE and A beta are approximately 100 nM and approximately 5 nM, respectively). We employed a novel in vitro filtration assay for detecting zinc(II)- and copper(II)-induced aggregation of A beta in solutions containing concentrations of the peptide that are similar to those reported for human cerebrospinal fluid.

The potential for resolubilization with EDTA and the relative densities of zinc- and copper-induced A beta aggregates were also compared. Zinc-induced A beta aggregates were found to be denser and less easily resolubilized than copper-induced precipitates. Metal-induced aggregation of A beta was studied in the presence of purified apolipoprotein E2, apolipoprotein E3, and apolipoprotein E4 under conditions that approximate the physiological concentrations and ratios of these proteins.

In the presence of all three APOE isoforms, zinc-induced aggregation of A beta was attenuated, while precipitation with copper was enhanced. Consistent with the increased risk for AD associated with the epsilon 4 allele of APOE, metal-induced aggregation of A beta was highest for both zinc and copper in the presence of apolipoprotein E4.

Our data are consistent with a role for APOE as an in vivo molecular chaperone for A beta.

Source: Biochemistry 1999 Apr 6;38(14):4595-603
PMID: 10194381, UI: 99211909

(Genetics and Aging Unit, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts 02129-2060, USA.)




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® FibroSleep™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map