Glycopolymers carrying sulfated saccharides with modest sugar contents (11% and 28%) were found to suppress the formation of amyloid fibrils by amyloid β peptides (Aβ(1-42), Aβ(1-40), and Aβ(25-35)), as evaluated by thioflavin T assays and atomic force microscopy observation. Circular dichroism spectra showed that the conformation of amyloid β peptides depended on the glycopolymer additives, and that the glycopolymer additives reduced the β-sheet contents. Neutralization activity was confirmed by in vitro assay with HeLa cells. The sulfate group and the appropriate sugar contents were essential for the inhibitory effect.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics
- Materials Chemistry