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Sleytr, UB; Huber, C; Ilk, N; Pum, D; Schuster, B; Egelseer, EM; .
(2007): S-layers as a tool kit for nanobiotechnological applications.
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2007; 267(2):131-144

Crystalline bacterial cell surface layers (S-layers) have been identified in a great number of different species of bacteria and represent an almost universal feature of archaea. Isolated native S-layer proteins and S-layer fusion proteins incorporating functional sequences self-assemble into monomolecular crystalline arrays in suspension, on a great variety of solid substrates and on various lipid structures including planar membranes and liposomes. S-layers have proven to be particularly suited as building blocks and patterning elements in a biomolecular construction kit involving all major classes of biological molecules (proteins, lipids, glycans, nucleic acids and combinations of them) enabling innovative approaches for the controlled 'bottom-up' assembly of functional supramolecular structures and devices. Here, we review the basic principles of S-layer proteins and the application potential of S-layers in nanobiotechnology and biomimetics including life and nonlife sciences.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Egelseer Eva Maria
Pum Dietmar
Schuster Bernhard
Sleytr Uwe B.
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Bacterial Proteins/chemistry*;Bacterial Proteins/genetics;Bacterial Proteins/metabolism;Biotechnology*;Liposomes/chemistry;Liposomes/metabolism;Membrane Glycoproteins/chemistry*;Membrane Glycoproteins/genetics;Membrane Glycoproteins/metabolism;Membrane Lipids/metabolism;Nanoparticles/chemistry;Nanotechnology*;Protein Conformation;Surface Properties;

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crystalline surface layers
S-layer fusion proteins
bottom-up strategy

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