January 6, 2014

A Single-Domain Antibody That Specifically Recognizes Amyloid-Beta 42 Oligomers

Earlier amyloid-beta assemblies may be one of the most important causes of Alzheimer's disease. Passive immunization of anti-amyloid-beta antibodies can reduce amyloid-beta burden and improved memory performance in various Alzheimer's disease animal models or patients. Screening humanized antibodies from a human Fab phage display library is an effective and quick method to obtain beta-amyloid oligomers. Thus, a recent study published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 33, 2013) successfully constructed a naïve human Fab library and obtained a human Fab antibody and a single-domain antibody that specifically recognized amyloid-beta (Aβ)42 oligomers.

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