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Protein & Peptide Letters


ISSN (Print): 0929-8665
ISSN (Online): 1875-5305

Review Article

A Comprehensive Review on Inorganic Nanoparticles as Effective Modulators of Amyloidogenesis

Author(s): Debashmita Chakraborty, Aniket Mukherjee and Nandini Sarkar*

Volume 30, Issue 8, 2023

Published on: 20 July, 2023

Page: [640 - 652] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/0929866530666230705153229

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Many degenerative disorders have started to develop as a result of the deposition of insoluble protein fibrillar clumps known as amyloid. This deposition mostly limits normal cellular function and signaling. This build-up of amyloid in vivo results in a variety of illnesses in the body, including type 2 diabetes, several neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's disease and spongiform encephalopathy), and Alzheimer's disease. Growing interest has been demonstrated in nanoparticles as a potential treatments for amyloidosis throughout the past few decades. Inorganic nanoparticles are one of them and have also been in substantial research as a potential anti-amyloid drug. Inorganic nanoparticles have emerged as a good study candidates because of their nano size, distinctive physical characteristics, and capacity to traverse the blood-brain barrier. In the current review, we have focused on the effects of different types of inorganic nanoparticles on amyloidogenesis and attempted to understand their underlying mechanism of action.

Keywords: Inorganic nanoparticle, amyloid, amyloidogenesis, quantum dots, thioflavin T, fibrillation.

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