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Functional amyloid protection in the eye lens: Retention of a-crystallin molecular chaperone activity after modification into amyloid fibrils

Garvey, Megan; Ecroyd, Heath; Ray, Nicholas; Gerrard, Juliet A.; Carver, John


Amyloid fibril formation occurs from a wide range of peptides and proteins and is typically associated with a loss of protein function and/or a gain of toxic function, as the native structure of the protein undergoes major alteration to form a cross β-sheet array. It is now well recognised that some amyloid fibrils have a biological function, which has led to increased interest in the potential that these so-called functional amyloids may either retain the function of the native protein, or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Biomolecules
DOI: 10.3390/biom7030067


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