Glycosaminoglycan model polymers with Poly(γ-glutamate) backbone to inhibit aggregation of β-Amyloid peptide

Tomohiro Fukuda, Masaki Kawamura, Hikaru Mizuno, Yoshiko Miura

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Abstract

Biocompatible glycosaminoglycans (GAG)-mimicking polymers containing both sulfate and carboxyl groups were synthesized by combining poly(λ- glutamate) (PGA) with sulfonates. GAG-mimicking polymers were synthesized by introducing the sulfate compounds 6S-GlcNAc and taurine into PGA. The inhibitory activities of the GAG-mimicking glycopolymers for Aβ (1-40) aggregation were evaluated from the fluorescent ratio changes with the thioflavin-T (th-T) assay. The time-course of the fluorescence changes without additives showed a gradual increase for 24 h of incubation, indicating aggregation of Aβ, and the lag time before a steep increase in fluorescence was around 6 h. Circular dichroism spectroscopy of Aβ with/without GAG mimicking glycopolymers was also performed. The band intensity around 218nm of Aβ with a GAG mimicking polymer was smaller than that without additives, and suggested a decrease the β-sheet structure, based on interactions between Aβ (1-40) and the GAG-mimicking glycopolymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalPolymer Journal
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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