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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/117149
Title:
Hydrophobins: new prospects for biotechnology
Authors:
Cox, P. W.; Hooley, Paul
Abstract:
Hydrophobins are small amphipathic molecules found uniquely in fungi. They perform crucial roles in allowing filamentous species to break through interfaces during aerial hyphae formation, sporulation, fruit body production and cell penetration. Initial biotechnological applications have exploited materials coated with hydrophobins to switch hydrophobic surfaces to hydrophilic and vice versa. Recent improvements in our understanding of the biophysics of hydrophobin layer formation, including the use of mixed types of molecules, together with advances in genomics promise to extend greatly the potential for hydrophobin biotechnologies.
Citation:
Fungal Biology Reviews, 23 (1-2):40-47
Journal:
Fungal Biology Reviews
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/117149
DOI:
10.1016/j.fbr.2009.09.001
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1749461309000189
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
17494613
Appears in Collections:
Applied Microbiology Research Group; Cancer Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCox, P. W.en
dc.contributor.authorHooley, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-03T16:06:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-03T16:06:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationFungal Biology Reviews, 23 (1-2):40-47en
dc.identifier.issn17494613-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.fbr.2009.09.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/117149-
dc.description.abstractHydrophobins are small amphipathic molecules found uniquely in fungi. They perform crucial roles in allowing filamentous species to break through interfaces during aerial hyphae formation, sporulation, fruit body production and cell penetration. Initial biotechnological applications have exploited materials coated with hydrophobins to switch hydrophobic surfaces to hydrophilic and vice versa. Recent improvements in our understanding of the biophysics of hydrophobin layer formation, including the use of mixed types of molecules, together with advances in genomics promise to extend greatly the potential for hydrophobin biotechnologies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1749461309000189en
dc.subjectAmphipathicen
dc.subjectEmulsionsen
dc.subjectFooden
dc.subjectGenomicsen
dc.subjectInterfacesen
dc.subjectSporulationen
dc.titleHydrophobins: new prospects for biotechnologyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFungal Biology Reviewsen
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