Surface modification using interfacial assembly of the Streptomyces chaplin proteins

@article{Ekkers2013SurfaceMU,
  title={Surface modification using interfacial assembly of the Streptomyces chaplin proteins},
  author={David Matthias Ekkers and Dennis Claessen and Federica Galli and Eize J. Stamhuis},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2013},
  volume={98},
  pages={4491-4501}
}
The chaplin proteins are instrumental in the formation of reproductive aerial structures by the filamentous bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. They lower the water surface tension thereby enabling aerial growth. In addition, chaplins provide surface hydrophobicity to the aerial hyphae by assembling on the cell surface into an amphipathic layer of amyloid fibrils. We here show that mixtures of cell wall-extracted chaplins can be used to modify a variety of hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces in… CONTINUE READING