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Schuster, B; Sleytr, UB; .
(2009): Composite S-layer lipid structures.
J Struct Biol. 2009; 168(1):207-216 FullText FullText_BOKU

Designing and utilization of biomimetic membrane systems generated by bottom-up processes is a rapidly growing scientific and engineering field. Elucidation of the supramolecular construction principle of archaeal cell envelopes composed of S-layer stabilized lipid membranes led to new strategies for generating highly stable functional lipid membranes at meso-and macroscopic scale. In this review, we provide a state of the art survey how S-layer proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides may be used as basic building blocks for the assembly of S-layer supported lipid membranes. These biomimetic membrane systems are distinguished by a nanopatterned fluidity, enhanced stability and longevity and thus, provide a dedicated reconstitution matrix for membrane-active peptides and transmembrane proteins. Exciting areas for application of composite S-layer membrane systems concern sensor systems involving specific membrane functions. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Schuster Bernhard
Sleytr Uwe B.
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