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Amyloid fibrils are self-assembled mesoscopic protein aggregates, which can accumulate to form deposits or plaques in the brain. In vitro amplification of fibrils can be achieved with real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC). However, this emerging technique would benefit from a complementary method to assess structural properties of the amplification products. This work demonstrates the feasibility of nanospray-charge-detection-mass-spectrometry (CDMS) performed on α-synuclein (αSyn) fibrils amplified from human brains with Parkinson's disease (PD) or Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and its synergistic combination with RT-QuIC.

Original publication




Journal article


Chem Commun (Camb)

Publication Date





7192 - 7195


Amyloid, Brain, Humans, Mass Spectrometry, Parkinson Disease, Protein Aggregates, Synucleinopathies, alpha-Synuclein