The inhibitory effect of hydrated fullerene C60 and the sodium salt of the fullerene polycarboxylic derivative C60Cl(C6H4CH2COONa)5 on the formation of amyloid fibrils by X-protein in vitro has been studied by electron microscopy. It is shown that these compounds not only destroy mature amyloid fibrils but also prevent the formation of new fibrils. This property of fullerenes, which are nanoparticles, can be used to develop a novel medical nanotechnology in the therapy for amyloidoses.
- Fullerene polycarboxylic derivative
- Skeletal muscle