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PION Antibody

Rabbit Polyclonal Antibody
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0.1 mg
Price $265.00


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Accumulation of the amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) in the cerebral cortex is a critical event in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. The beta−amyloid protein precursor (APP) is cleaved by one of two beta−secretases (BACE and BACE2), producing a soluble derivative of the protein and a membrane anchored 99 -amino acid carboxy-terminal fragment (C99). The C99 fragment serves as substrate for gamma−secretase to generate the 4 kDa amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta), which is deposited in the Alzheimer’s disease patients’ brains. PION, or GSAP, selectively increases amyloid-beta production through a mechanism involving its interaction with both gamma-secretase and the APP C-terminal fragment, suggesting that PION may be a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.