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Pure Protein Bilayers and Vesicles from Native Fungal Hydrophobins

Advanced Materials: 10.1002/adma.201602888 (2016)

H. Hähl, J. Nabor Vargas, A. Griffo, P. Laaksonen, G. Szilvay, M. Lienemann, K. Jacobs, R. Seemann, J.-B. Fleury

Pure protein bilayers and vesicles are formed using the native, fungal hydrophobin HFBI. Bilayers with hydrophobic (red) and hydrophilic (blue) core are produced and, depending on the type of core, vesicles in water, oily media, and even in air can be created using microfluidic jetting. Vesicles in water are even able to incorporate functional gramicidin A pores.

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DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602888

protein-hydrophobin

Jean Baptiste Fleury

Group Leader in University of Saarland, Saarbrucken, Germany.
Physical properties of nonequilibrium systems with microfluidic techniques, see more