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A Wily Recruiter in the Battle Against Toxic β Amyloid Aggregation

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Science  29 Oct 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5697, pp. 791-792
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5697.791a

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On page 865, researchers describe the synthesis of an ingenious drug that recruits a gargantuan cellular protein to insert itself between two amyloid peptides, preventing the formation of large, toxic b-amyloid clumps.