Alzheimer's protein is likely held together with many weak chemical interactions: Model reveals new role for overlooked electron relationships

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The chemical interactions that give proteins their shape may be weaker and more numerous than previously recognized. Chemists modeled the building blocks of the protein structure that causes Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta sheets. Their calculations revealed that some atoms too far apart to bond were still in each other's 'electron neighborhoods.'

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