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December 14, 2011 / May K.

Alzheimer’s related APP


Protein Data Bank ID: 1MWP
Protein Name: N-Terminal Domain/Heparin Binding Domain of APP
Organism: Homo sapiens
Title of Drawing: “The Dragon”

The dragon is based on the N-terminal heparin-binding domain of amyloid precursor protein (APP). APP plays a crucial role in the Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. One possible function of the N-terminal domain is the stimulation of neurite outgrowth.

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