Issue Date: February 27, 2017 | Web Date: February 23, 2017
Surprising amyloid structure solved
When Meytal Landau, a structural biologist at Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, recently solved the structure of some peptide fibrils she believed were amyloids, she nearly fell out of her chair. She expected to see the β-sheet architecture that’s common to all known amyloid fibrils. Instead, she saw the first known α-helical version (Science 2017, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf4901).
Amyloid fibrils are protein aggregates . . .
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