Active Human Recombinant Alpha Synuclein Protein Preformed Fibrils (Type 3)

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Active Human Recombinant Alpha Synuclein Protein Preformed Fibrils (Type 3)

For Research Use Only

Specificity: ~14.46kDa
Species: Human
Expression System: E. coli
Buffer: PBS pH 7.4
Storage Temperature: -80ºC

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Scientific Background


Alpha-Synuclein (SNCA) is expressed predominantly in the brain, where it is concentrated in presynaptic nerve terminals (1). Alpha-synuclein is highly expressed in the mitochondria of the olfactory bulb, hippocampus, striatum and thalamus (2). Functionally, it has been shown to significantly interact with tubulin (3), and may serve as a potential microtubule-associated protein. It has also been found to be essential for normal development of the cognitive functions; inactivation may lead to impaired spatial learning and working memory (4). SNCA fibrillar aggregates represent the major non A-beta component of Alzheimers disease amyloid plaque, and a major component of Lewy body inclusions, and Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation in selected neurons of protein inclusions containing alpha-synuclein and ubiquitin (5, 6).

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