Catechol-Containing Compounds are a Broad Class of Amyloid Inhibitors: Redox State is a Key Determinant of the Inhibitory Activities
Mechanisms of amyloid inhibition remains poorly understood, in part because most protein targets of amyloid assembly are either partially unfolded or intrinsically disordered, which hinders detailed structural characterizations of protein-inhibitor complexes and structural-based mechanistic elucidation. Herein we employed a small molecule screening approach to identify inhibitors against three prototype amyloidogenic proteins: amylin, Aβ and tau. One remarkable class of inhibitors identified was catechol-containing compounds and redox-related quinones/ anthraquinones. Further mechanistic studies determined that the redox state of the broad class of catechol-containing inhibitors is a key determinant of the amyloid inhibitor activities. ### Competing Interest Statement The authors have declared no competing interest.
- Downloaded 115 times
- Download rankings, all-time:
- Site-wide: 113,599
- In biochemistry: 3,433
- Year to date:
- Site-wide: 46,898
- Since beginning of last month:
- Site-wide: 28,580
Downloads over time
Distribution of downloads per paper, site-wide
- 27 Nov 2020: The website and API now include results pulled from medRxiv as well as bioRxiv.
- 18 Dec 2019: We're pleased to announce PanLingua, a new tool that enables you to search for machine-translated bioRxiv preprints using more than 100 different languages.
- 21 May 2019: PLOS Biology has published a community page about Rxivist.org and its design.
- 10 May 2019: The paper analyzing the Rxivist dataset has been published at eLife.
- 1 Mar 2019: We now have summary statistics about bioRxiv downloads and submissions.
- 8 Feb 2019: Data from Altmetric is now available on the Rxivist details page for every preprint. Look for the "donut" under the download metrics.
- 30 Jan 2019: preLights has featured the Rxivist preprint and written about our findings.
- 22 Jan 2019: Nature just published an article about Rxivist and our data.
- 13 Jan 2019: The Rxivist preprint is live!