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Auer2010 - Correlation between lag time and aggregation rate in protein aggregation

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  • Insight into the correlation between lag time and aggregation rate in the kinetics of protein aggregation.
  • Auer S, Kashchiev D
  • Proteins , 8/ 2010 , Volume 78 , pages: 2412-2416
  • Centre for Molecular Nanoscience, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom. s.auer@leeds.ac.uk
  • Under favorable conditions, many proteins can assemble into macroscopically large aggregates such as the amyloid fibrils that are associated with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological and systemic diseases. The overall process of protein aggregation is characterized by initial lag time during which no detectable aggregation occurs in the solution and by maximal aggregation rate at which the dissolved protein converts into aggregates. In this study, the correlation between the lag time and the maximal rate of protein aggregation is analyzed. It is found that the product of these two quantities depends on a single numerical parameter, the kinetic index of the curve quantifying the time evolution of the fraction of protein aggregated. As this index depends relatively little on the conditions and/or system studied, our finding provides insight into why for many experiments the values of the product of the lag time and the maximal aggregation rate are often equal or quite close to each other. It is shown how the kinetic index is related to a basic kinetic parameter of a recently proposed theory of protein aggregation.
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Audald Lloret i Villas

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  • Model originally submitted by : Audald Lloret i Villas
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014 1:33:38 PM
  • Last Modified: Apr 8, 2016 6:42:51 PM
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(added: 10 Nov 2014, 15:15:48, updated: 10 Nov 2014, 15:15:48)
Figure 1 (upper panel) and Figure 2 (lower panel) have been reproduced here. Figure 1. Analysis of kinetic amyloid fibrils data for 80 hours protein aggregation. Figure 2. Dependence of the parameter a on the kinetic index n in overall aggregation. The simulation was done using Copasi v4.12 (Build 81) and the plots were generated using Gnuplot. The models with simulation settings can be downloaded from the below link: