Racemized D-aspartate in Alzheimer neurofibrillary tangles
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Normal protein-bound L-aspartyl/L-asparaginyl residues may undergo posttranslational modification by racemization to D-aspartate. Based on preliminary results reported here, proteins associated with Alzheimer neurofibrillary tangle preparations contain a greater number of these racemized D-aspartyl residues than the unaffected proteins from the surrounding gray matter or in comparable preparations from normal brains.
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