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Isolated subunits from the crystalline cell surface layer (S-layer) of Bacillus coagulans E38-66 were recrystallized on positively charged liposomes. The liposomes were composed of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine/cholesterol and stearylamine. The natural arrangement of the S-layer subunits on the bacterial surface is as an oblique (p2) lattice. The subunits(More)
Isolated subunits of the crystalline cell surface layer (S-layer) protein of Bacillus stearothermophilus PV72/p2 were recrystallized on positively charged unilamellar liposomes. Liposomes were composed of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), cholesterol and hexadecylamine (HDA) in a molar ratio of 10:5:4 and they were prepared by the(More)
In the present study, unilamellar liposomes coated with the crystalline bacterial cell surface layer (S-layer) protein of Bacillus stearothermophilus PV72/p2 were used as matrix for defined binding of functional molecules via the avidin- or streptavidin-biotin bridge. The liposomes were composed of dipalmitoyl phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol and(More)
The wealth of information existing on the general principle of S-layers has revealed a broad application potential. The most relevant features exploited in applied S-layer research are: (i) pores passing through S-layers show identical size and morphology and are in the range of ultrafiltration membranes; (ii) functional groups on the surface and in the(More)
The crystalline cell-surface (S) layer sgsE of Geobacillus stearothermophilus NRS 2004/3a represents a natural protein self-assembly system with nanometer-scale periodicity that is evaluated as a combined carrier/patterning element for the conception of novel types of biocatalyst aiming at the controllable display of biocatalytic epitopes, storage(More)
In the present study, the applicability of crystalline bacterial cell-surface layers (S-layers) as novel immobilization matrices and reaction zones for dipstick-style immunoassays was investigated. For this purpose, S-layer-carrying cell-wall fragments from Bacillus sphaericus CCM 2120 were deposited on a microporous support, and the S-layer protein was(More)
In this work, we performed targeted immobilization of immunoglobulins by means of bacterial S-layer proteins from Bacillus coagulans E38-66/V1 recrystallized on liposomes, which were exploited as immobilization matrix for antibody (Ab)-human IgG. The study of interaction of rabbit or swine anti-human IgG as antigens (Ag) was performed by means of measuring(More)
Polyelectrolyte multilayer (PE) deposition and S-layer technology have been combined to make novel robust biomimetic surfaces and membranes. Isolated subunits of the bacterial cell surface layer from Bacillus sphaericus CCM2177 SbpA was self-assembled on PE multilayer supports, with the composition of the multilayer playing a crucial role in determining the(More)
In the current work we have developed a lab-on-a-chip containing embedded amperometric sensors in four microreactors that can be addressed individually and that are coated with crystalline surface protein monolayers to provide a continuous, stable, reliable and accurate detection of blood glucose. It is envisioned that the microfluidic device will be used(More)
The chimaeric gene encoding a C-terminally truncated form of the S-layer protein SbpA of Bacillus sphaericus CCM 2177 and the EGFP (enhanced green fluorescent protein) was ligated into plasmid pET28a and cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. Just 1 h after induction of expression an intense EGFP fluorescence was detected in the cytoplasm of the host(More)