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Fungal hydrophobins.

By Jagadeesh Bayry (160872), Vishukumar Aimanianda (160879), J. Iñaki Guijarro (22090), Margaret Sunde (160888) and Jean-Paul Latgé (160892)

Abstract

<p>Fungal hydrophobins are unique amphipathic proteins with multiple roles in the fungal life cycle and in mediating interactions between fungus and host. There is diversity in the primary sequences of hydrophobins but they share a similar core three-dimensional structure and a pattern of four disulfide bonds (shown in amber) that stabilize the structures. Increasingly, these proteins show potential for modification of hydrophobic nanomaterials and in solubilizing lipophilic drugs.</p

Topics: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, immunology, microbiology, biotechnology, Biochemistry
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002700.g001
OAI identifier: oai:figshare.com:article/300549
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