Recruitment of class I hydrophobins to the air:water interface initiates a multi-step process of functional amyloid formation.

@article{Morris2011RecruitmentOC,
  title={Recruitment of class I hydrophobins to the air:water interface initiates a multi-step process of functional amyloid formation.},
  author={Vanessa K. Morris and Qin Ren and Ingrid Macindoe and Ann H Kwan and Nolene Byrne and Margaret Sunde},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={286 18},
  pages={15955-63}
}
Class I fungal hydrophobins form amphipathic monolayers composed of amyloid rodlets. This is a remarkable case of functional amyloid formation in that a hydrophobic:hydrophilic interface is required to trigger the self-assembly of the proteins. The mechanism of rodlet formation and the role of the interface in this process have not been well understood. Here, we have studied the effect of a range of additives, including ionic liquids, alcohols, and detergents, on rodlet formation by two class I… CONTINUE READING

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