Isolation, characterization, and aggregation of a structured bacterial matrix precursor.

@article{Chai2013IsolationCA,
  title={Isolation, characterization, and aggregation of a structured bacterial matrix precursor.},
  author={Liraz Chai and Diego A. Romero and Can Kayatekin and Barak Akabayov and Hera Vlamakis and Richard Losick and Roberto Kolter},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={288 24},
  pages={17559-68}
}
Biofilms are surface-associated groups of microbial cells that are embedded in an extracellular matrix (ECM). The ECM is a network of biopolymers, mainly polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids. ECM proteins serve a variety of structural roles and often form amyloid-like fibers. Despite the extensive study of the formation of amyloid fibers from their constituent subunits in humans, much less is known about the assembly of bacterial functional amyloid-like precursors into fibers. Using… CONTINUE READING
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