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8:15 PM | November 23, 2012
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I'm going slightly off-piste with this post not strictly related to autism; however remaining true to my interest in all things amino acids, and in particular one of those most interesting aromatic amino acids, phenylalanine.Phenylalanine @ WikipediaA few months back Chemistry World carried a very interesting article by Jon Evans* on how the amino acid phenylalanine might very well have the capacity to form amyloid-like fibrils classically related to conditions like Alzheimers disease. The […]

Adler-Abramovich L, Vaks L, Carny O, Trudler D, Magno A, Caflisch A, Frenkel D & Gazit E (2012). Phenylalanine assembly into toxic fibrils suggests amyloid etiology in phenylketonuria., Nature chemical biology, PMID:

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