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Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of amyloid fibrils and oligomers at air/water interface
Author(s): Gediminas Niaura; Rima Budvytyte; Zenonas Kuprionis; Gintaras Valincius
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Paper Abstract

Structure of beta-amyloid oligomers and fibrils at air/water interface was studied by sum frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopy. It was found that both small (1-3 nm) and large (4-10 nm) oligomers as well as fibrils adsorb in ordered fashion at air/water interface. Intense resonances from methyl group stretching vibrations at 2875 and 2937 cm-1 and "ice-like" structured water bands were characteristic for adsorbed fibrils. Similar spectral pattern was observed for large oligomers. However, small oligomers exhibited intense SFG resonance near 2912 cm-1 due to methylene or methine C-H stretching vibration. No "ice-like" water band was observed in this case. The possibility of discrimination between the small (toxic) oligomers, large (non-toxic) oligomers and fibrils was demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7376, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, 73760Q (25 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871042
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Gediminas Niaura, Institute of Biochemistry (Lithuania)
Rima Budvytyte, Institute of Biochemistry (Lithuania)
Zenonas Kuprionis, EKSPLA Ltd. (Lithuania)
Gintaras Valincius, Institute of Biochemistry (Lithuania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7376:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences

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