Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2006 Sep 30;347(3):669-77. Epub 2006 Jun 30.
GlaxoSmithKline Research and Development, Translational Medicine and Genetics, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
Despite the application of amyloid imaging agents such as PIB, SB13, and FDDNP in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, the successful use of these agents in transgenic mice models of AD has not been reported to date. As a first step in understanding the behaviour of these ligands in transgenic models of AD, we have investigated in a series of in vitro ligand binding assays the interaction of selected agents, including PIB, FDDNP, SB13, and BSB, with amyloid fibrils produced from rodent Abeta(1-40) (roAbeta) peptide. The data indicate that the ligand binding affinities together with the pattern and number of binding sites on the roAbeta fibrils are broadly conserved with that reported previously for human Abeta(1-40) (huAbeta) fibrils. Read More