Rhamnolipid-induced removal of lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: effect on cell surface properties and interaction with hydrophobic substrates.

@article{AlTahhan2000RhamnolipidinducedRO,
  title={Rhamnolipid-induced removal of lipopolysaccharide from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: effect on cell surface properties and interaction with hydrophobic substrates.},
  author={R A Al-Tahhan and Todd R Sandrin and Adria A. Bodour and Raina M Maier},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 8},
  pages={3262-8}
}
Little is known about the interaction of biosurfactants with bacterial cells. Recent work in the area of biodegradation suggests that there are two mechanisms by which biosurfactants enhance the biodegradation of slightly soluble organic compounds. First, biosurfactants can solubilize hydrophobic compounds within micelle structures, effectively increasing the apparent aqueous solubility of the organic compound and its availability for uptake by a cell. Second, biosurfactants can cause the cell… CONTINUE READING
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