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Identification Of New Members Of Hydrophobin Family Using Primary Structure Analysis, Kuan Yang, Youping Deng, Chaoyang Zhang, Mohamed O. Elasri Jan 2006

Identification Of New Members Of Hydrophobin Family Using Primary Structure Analysis, Kuan Yang, Youping Deng, Chaoyang Zhang, Mohamed O. Elasri

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Background

Hydrophobins are fungal proteins that can turn into amphipathic membranes at hydrophilic/hydrophobic interfaces by self-assembly. The assemblages by Class I hydrophobins are extremely stable and possess the remarkable ability to change the polarity of the surface. One of its most important industrial applications is its usage as paint. Without detailed knowledge of the 3D structure and self-assembly principles of hydrophobins, it is difficult to make significant progress in furthering its research.

Results

In order to provide useful information to hydrophobin researchers, we analyzed primary structure of hydrophobins to gain more insight about these proteins. In this paper, we ...