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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Designed α-sheet peptides inhibit amyloid formation by targeting toxic oligomers

    Gene Hopping et al.
    Novel designed alpha-sheet peptides inhibit amyloidosis in two different systems and preferentially bind the toxic oligomer.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Somatostatin binds to the human amyloid β peptide and favors the formation of distinct oligomers

    Hansen Wang et al.
    The cyclic neuropeptide somatostatin binds to human Aβ1-42 through an interface that critically relies on a specific tryptophan, thereby blocking the propensity of Aβ to aggregate, a critical step in the pathobiology of Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Stabilization and structural analysis of a membrane-associated hIAPP aggregation intermediate

    Diana C Rodriguez Camargo et al.
    The ability of lipid nanodiscs to trap different types of amyloid intermediates, as successfully demonstrated in this study for human-IAPP, could become one of the most powerful approaches to dissect the complicated misfolding pathways of protein aggregation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ensemble cryoEM elucidates the mechanism of insulin capture and degradation by human insulin degrading enzyme

    Zhening Zhang et al.
    Integrative structural analyses of human insulin degradingenzyme (IDE) reveal how IDE selectively degrades peptides that form toxicaggregates, which guides IDE-based therapeutic innovations to treat diabetesand Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The amyloid-beta forming tripeptide cleavage mechanism of γ-secretase

    David M Bolduc et al.
    The protease γ-secretase generates amyloid-beta peptides using a mechanism that is driven by the stabilization of an enzyme-substrate scisson complex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Tissue Engineering: Building a better blood-brain barrier

    Courtney Lane-Donovan, Joachim Herz
    A new three-dimensional model of the blood-brain barrier can be used to study processes that are involved in neurodegenerative diseases.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Alzheimer’s Disease: Identifying faulty brain circuits

    Jesse E Hanson
    A protein called NPTX2 may be a useful marker of neural circuit defects in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Immunogenetics: Untangling the immune basis of disease susceptibility

    Ruy M Ribeiro, Luis Graca
    Interactions between immune cell receptors and proteins that determine disease susceptibility shed light on how different arms of the immune system are involved in three viral infections and Crohn's disease.
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