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The production of hydrogen peroxide during early-stage protein aggregation: a common pathological mechanism in different neurodegenerative diseases?

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2005
<mark>Journal</mark>Biochemical Society Transactions
Issue number4
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)548-550
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


By means of an ESR spin-trapping method, we have shown that A beta (amyloid beta), alpha-synuclein and various toxic forms of the prion protein all appear to generate H2O2 in vitro. A fundamental molecular mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of cell death in several different neurodegenerative diseases could be the direct production of H2O2 during the early stages of protein aggregation.