Formation of amphipathic amyloid monolayers from fungal hydrophobin proteins.

Abstract

The fungal hydrophobins are small proteins that are able to spontaneously self-assemble into amphipathic monolayers at hydrophobic:hydrophilic interfaces. These protein monolayers can reverse the wettability of a surface, making them suitable for increasing the biocompatibility of many hydrophobic nanomaterials. One subgroup of this family, the class I… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-354-1_7

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