Amyloid P peptide (AP) 1-40 and AP 1-42 (Quality Controlled Biochemicals, Hopkington, MA) primarily FITC-labeled are being evaluated by electrospray (ESI) mass spectrometry and infrared (IR, Er-YAG laser, 2.94 pm) and ultraviolet (UV, nitrogen laser, 337 rim) matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry for (1) purity, (2) size and polymerization state, and if needed for (3) oxidation state of methionine. Recent studies also indicate that it should be possible to use ESI MS to evaluate (4) ability to seed fibril formation and (5) length of time in culture medium prior to aggregation. Analyzed AP will be used to study passage of AP to the endothelial and smooth muscle cell layer and to monitor AP deposition using our novel blood brain barrier model system.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Biotechnology Resource Grants (P41)
Project #
5P41RR010888-04
Application #
6206405
Study Section
Project Start
1999-07-01
Project End
2000-06-30
Budget Start
1998-10-01
Budget End
1999-09-30
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
1999
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Boston University
Department
Type
DUNS #
604483045
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02118
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