Human Recombinant Alpha Synuclein Oligomers (Dopamine HCL Stabilized)
For Research Use Only
Expression System: E. coli
Buffer: PBS pH 7.4
Storage Temperature: -80ºC
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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). Dopamine inhibits alpha synuclein fibrillogenesis leading to oligomer accumulation in vitro (7), (8) and in vivo (9), (10).