Promotion of fibroblast activity by coating with hydrophobins in the beta-sheet end state.

@article{Janssen2004PromotionOF,
  title={Promotion of fibroblast activity by coating with hydrophobins in the beta-sheet end state.},
  author={Meike I Janssen and M. Barbara M. van Leeuwen and Theo G. van Kooten and Joop de Vries and Lubbert Breitling Dijkhuizen and Han A. B. W{\"o}sten},
  journal={Biomaterials},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 14},
  pages={2731-9}
}
Hydrophobins such as SC3 and SC4 of Schizophyllum commune self-assemble into an amphipathic film at hydrophilic/hydrophobic interfaces. These proteins can thus change the nature of surfaces, which makes them attractive candidates to improve physio- and physico-chemical properties of implant surfaces. At a hydrophobic solid, assembly of the hydrophobin is arrested in an intermediate state, called the alpha-helical state. The conversion to the stable beta-sheet end state can be induced by… CONTINUE READING