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Herein we reported that a hydrophobin film was used as a solid support on the polystyrene surface for immobilizing antibodies in the time-resolved immunofluorometric assay (TR-IFMA). Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipative monitoring (QCM-D), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and water contact angle (WCA) measurements, as well as atomic force(More)
Hydrophobins are adhesive proteins produced by filamentous fungi. They are in many cases secreted into the medium and adsorb readily to a number of different surfaces. They fulfill many different tasks such as the formation of various coatings and mediating adhesion of fungi to surfaces. The mechanism of how hydrophobins adhere and how they mediate fungal(More)
Hydrophilicity improvement and bioactive surface design of poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) grafts are of key importance for their application in tissue engineering. Herein, we develop a convenient approach for achieving stable hydrophilic surfaces by modifying electrospun PCL grafts with a class II hydrophobin (HFBI) coating. Static water contact angles (WCA)(More)
Hydrophobins are small secreted proteins produced by filamentous fungi. Being amphipathic and self-assembling, hydrophobins have drawn great attention since their discovery. The increase of production can reduce the cost and open up several new applications of hydrophobins. We successfully expressed recombinant Class I hydrophobin HGFI (rHGFI) by using(More)
The apical surface of mammalian bladder urothelium is covered by large (500-1000 nm) two-dimensional (2D) crystals of hexagonally packed 16-nm uroplakin particles (urothelial plaques), which play a role in permeability barrier function and uropathogenic bacterial binding. How the uroplakin proteins are delivered to the luminal surface is unknown. We show(More)
Hydrophobins are small fungal proteins that self-assemble spontaneously at hydrophilic-hydrophobic interfaces and change the polar nature of the surfaces to which they attach. A new hydrophobin gene hgfI was identified recently from the edible mushroom Grifola frondosa. In this paper, the cloning, expression, purification, and polyclonal antibody(More)
Hydrophobins are a group of low-molecular-mass, cysteine-rich proteins that have unusual biophysical properties. They are highly surface-active and can self-assemble at hydrophobic-hydrophilic interfaces, forming surface layers that are able to reverse the hydropathy of surfaces. Here we describe a novel hydrophobin from the edible mushroom Grifola(More)
Human blood outgrowth endothelial cells (HBOECs)-specific binding peptide, TPSLEQRTVYAK (TPS), was proposed to be applied on autologous cell therapy for treating cardiovascular diseases. Hydrophobins, as a family of self-assembly proteins originated from fungi, have demonstrated unique characteristics to modulate surface properties of other materials coated(More)
The genus of Flavivirus contains important human pathogens, including dengue (DENV), yellow fever (YFV), West Nile (WNV), Japanese encephalitis (JEV), and tick-borne encephalitis (TBEV) viruses, which cause a number of serious human diseases throughout the world (Pierson TC, 2013). Zika virus (ZIKV) is also an arthropod-borne flavivirus, which was initially(More)