Computational Modelling of the Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide

  • Katrine Kirkeby┬áSkeby

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
    Pages 1-30
  3. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
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  4. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
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  5. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
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  6. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
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  7. Katrine Kirkeby Skeby
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 113-118

About this book


This thesis offers readers a comprehensive introduction to amyloid proteins and the computational methods used with them. Katrine Skeby critically assesses and compares both the literature and the experiments performed by other researchers, which further elevates the quality and relevance of her own work. Amyloid proteins are highly complex, and this research provides unparalleled insights, especially with regard to the origin of cytotoxicity and to developing technologies for early detection, revealing in detail the molecular mechanisms behind hIAPP behavior. Several studies within the thesis answer difficult questions which promote future research into the properties of amyloid proteins.


Alzheimer's disease Amylin Amyloid Amyloid fibrils Free energy calculations Human islet amyloid polypeptide Imaging agents, type 2 diabetes mellitus Molecular dynamics simulations Protofibrils

Authors and affiliations

  • Katrine Kirkeby┬áSkeby
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and theAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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