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Issue 39, 2013
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Curcumin as an amyloid-indicatordye in E. coli

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We have demonstrated that curcumin is an amyloid-specific dye in E. coli. Curcumin binds to curliated whole cells and to isolated curli amyloid fibers. Similar to Congo red, curcumin exhibits a red-shift in absorbance and a significant increase in fluorescence upon binding to isolated curli.

Graphical abstract: Curcumin as an amyloid-indicator dye in E. coli

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26 Oct 2012
17 Dec 2012
First published
17 Dec 2012

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4193-4195
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Curcumin as an amyloid-indicator dye in E. coli

O. A. McCrate, X. Zhou and L. Cegelski, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4193
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37792F

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