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Biomimetic nanocomposites and scaffolds hold the key to a wide range of biomedical applications. Here we show, for the first time, a facile scheme of cofibrillizing pathogenic and functional amyloid fibrils via gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and their applications against amyloidogenesis. This scheme was realized by β-sheet stacking between human islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) and the β-lactoglobulin "corona" of the AuNPs, as revealed by transmission electron microscopy, 3D atomic force microscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations. The biomimetic AuNPs eliminated IAPP toxicity, enabled X-ray destruction of IAPP amyloids, and allowed dark-field imaging of pathogenic amyloids and their immunogenic response by human T cells. In addition to providing a viable new nanotechnology against amyloidogenesis, this study has implications for understanding the in vivo cross-talk between amyloid proteins of different pathologies.
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1/07/14 → 31/12/19
Davis, T., Boyd, B., Bunnett, N., Porter, C., Caruso, F., Kent, S., Thordarson, P., Kearnes, M., Gooding, J., Kavallaris, M., Thurecht, K., Whittaker, A., Parton, R., Corrie, S. R., Johnston, A., McGhee, J., Greguric, I. D., Stevens, M. M., Lewis, J., Lee, D. S., Alexander, C., Dawson, K., Hawker, C., Haddleton, D., Thierry, B., Prestidge, C. A., Meyer, A., Jones-Jayasinghe, N., Voelcker, N. H., Nann, T. & McLean, K.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland , University of South Australia, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, University of Wisconsin Madison, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of California System, University College Dublin, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, SungKyunKwan University, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) , University of Nottingham
30/06/14 → 29/06/21