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Researchers discover the hidden potential of disordered proteins

The finding paves the way for the identification of new therapeutic targets for many diseases.

Laying siege to beta-amyloid, the key protein in Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists at IRB Barcelona in collaboration with researchers at the University of Barcelona observe that aggregates of 20 to 100 units of beta-amyloid have a structure that is the most harmful to neurons.

This is the first time that a method allows scientists to monitor aggregation while simultaneously detect a structural pattern responsible for the toxicity of beta-amyloid aggregation.

The researchers state that these studies are a step towards finding a therapeutic target for a disease which, to date, has no treatment.