Beta Amyloid Control Peptide
- Control Peptide - Blocking Peptide
- PCA Assays
Amyloid peptides, derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP), are thought to play a role in the development of the senile plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The amyloid hypothesis presupposes that flaws in the processing of APP result in abnormally high levels of the longer, “stickier” forms of beta amyloid, known as Aβ42 and Aβ43, leading to aggregation of amyloid in the neuronal cell death and ultimately neuronal death. Mutations in the structure of Aβ40 and related peptides as well as in some of the enzymes involved in the processing of APP have been shown to alter the processing of APP. The sporadic (i.e., non-genetic) form of the disease, however, is far more common, caused by aging in concert with a number of both genetic and environmental risk factors.
Beta Amyloid 16 Control Peptide is suitable for use in ELISA, Western Blot, Dot blot, PCA, and other assays. Control peptide should be used at 1.0 µg per 1.0 µl of antiserum in per assay. Specific conditions for reactivity should be optimized by the end user.