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June 15, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 24

June 15, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 24

Tools For Amyloids

Raman and infrared spectroscopic methods give glimpses of difficult‑to-see parts of the amyloid formation process. (pp. 10 -14)

COVER: These two-dimensional infrared spectra show the time evolution of isotope-labeled alanine-25 (the spheres in the structure) as human islet amyloid polypeptide assembles into fibrils. Lining up the time traces of different labeled residues reveals the order in which individual amino acids are incorporated into the amyloid fibril. Martin Zanni/University of Wisconsin, Madison

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