Pressure to kill or pressure to boost: a review on the various effects and applications of hydrostatic pressure in bacterial biotechnology
A common mechanism of conformational changes and pathological aggregation of proteins associated with amyloid diseases remains to be proven. High pressure is emerging as a new strategy for studying aspects of amyloid formation. Pressure provides a convenient means to populate and characterize partially folded states, which are thought to have a key role in assembly processes of proteins into amyloid fibrils. High pressure can also be used to dissociate aggregates and amyloid fibrils or on the opposite to generate such species.