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Pum, D; Toca-Herrera, JL; Sleytr, UB; .
(2013): S-layer protein self-assembly.
Int J Mol Sci. 2013; 14(2):2484-2501 FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
Crystalline S(urface)-layers are the most commonly observed cell surface structures in prokaryotic organisms (bacteria and archaea). S-layers are highly porous protein meshworks with unit cell sizes in the range of 3 to 30 nm, and thicknesses of similar to 10 nm. One of the key features of S-layer proteins is their intrinsic capability to form self-assembled mono- or double layers in solution, and at interfaces. Basic research on S-layer proteins laid foundation to make use of the unique self-assembly properties of native and, in particular, genetically functionalized S-layer protein lattices, in a broad range of applications in the life and non-life sciences. This contribution briefly summarizes the knowledge about structure, genetics, chemistry, morphogenesis, and function of S-layer proteins and pays particular attention to the self-assembly in solution, and at differently functionalized solid supports.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Pum Dietmar
Sleytr Uwe B.
Toca-Herrera José Luis
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