Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 28

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_18i/2011Inside Cover: Polyoxometalates as Inhibitors of the Aggregation of Amyloid β Peptides Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 18/2011)

Four types of polyoxometalates (POMs) have been found to be efficient inhibitors of amyloid formation by amyloid β peptides (Aβ) associated with Alzheimer's disease. X. Qu and co-workers show in their Communication on page 4184 ff. that the inhibition selectivity of the POMs is due to size-specific electrostatic interactions between the POMs and Aβ, with the POMs binding to the positively charged His13–Lys16 cluster region of Aβ.

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