Issue Date: June 22, 2009
Amyloids are cross β-sheet-rich peptide or protein aggregates normally thought of as bad actors that cause diseases such as Alzheimer's. But in the past few years, a number of amyloids with normal biological functions have been identified. Roland Riek of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, and coworkers have added to the tally with the discovery of yet another functional amyloid (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1173155). They report that hormones produced by . . .
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