Interference of citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles with β2-microglobulin oligomeric association

Cristina Cantarutti, Gijo Raj, Federico Fogolari, Sofia Giorgetti, Alessandra Corazza, Vittorio Bellotti, Pance Naumov, Gennaro Esposito

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Protein fibrillation is involved in many serious diseases, and protein oligomers are proved to be precursors of amyloid fibrils. NMR and QCMD experiments allowed us to establish that the interaction between citrate-stabilized gold nanoparticles and a paradigmatic amyloidogenic protein, β2-microglobulin, is able to interfere with protein association into oligomers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5422-5425
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number43
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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