Interaction of copper ions with Aβ peptides alters the redox activity of the metal ion and can be associated with neurodegeneration. Many studies deal with the characterization of the copper binding mode responsible for the reactivity. Oxidation experiments of dopamine and related catechols by copper(II) complexes with the N-terminal amyloid-β peptides Aβ16 and Aβ9, and the Aβ16[H6A] and Aβ16[H13A] mutant forms, both in their free amine and N-acetylated forms show that efficient reactivity requires the oxygenation of a CuI-bis(imidazole) complex with a bound substrate. Therefore, the active intermediate for catechol oxidation differs from the proposed "in-between state" for the catalytic oxidation of ascorbate. During the catechol oxidation process, hydrogen peroxide and superoxide anion are formed but give only a minor contribution to the reaction.
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