Hydrophobic tagging-mediated degradation of Alzheimer's disease related Tau†
Tau reduction is a favorable strategy for Alzheimer's disease (AD) treatment. In this work, we designed and synthesized a hydrophobic tag conjugated peptide (HyT-Tau-CPP) to selectively promote the degradation of Tau. HyT-Tau-CPP could potently lower the Tau level in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. Furthermore, HyT-Tau-CPP could also reduce the level of Tau in the brain of AD mouse models. Therefore, Tau reduction by HyT-Tau-CPP may become a potential therapeutic strategy in the treatment for AD.
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