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Sára, M; Sleytr, UB.
(1996): Biotechnology and biomimetic with crystalline bacterial cell surface layers (S-layers).
Micron. 1996; 27(2):141-156 FullText FullText_BOKU

Crystalline bacterial cell surface layers (S-layers) are the outermost cell envelope component of many eubacteria and archaeobacteria. S-layers are composed of a single protein or glycoprotein species and exhibit oblique, square or hexagonal lattice symmetry. Pores passing through these monomolecular arrays show identical size and morphology, and functional groups are aligned in well-defined positions and orientations. Due to these unique features, S-layers have broad application potential in biotechnology including functioning as biomimetic membranes. Presently, S-layers are used (i) for the production of isoporous ultrafiltration membranes with very well defined molecular sieving and adsorption properties, (ii) as matrices for the controlled immobilization of biologically active macromolecules (e.g., enzymes, antibodies, ligands) as required for biosensors, affinity membranes and affinity microparticles as well as for solid phase assays, (iii) as stabilizing structures for Langmuir-Blodgett films and liposomes and (iv) as carriers and adjuvants for weakly immunogenic antigens and haptens. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Sleytr Uwe B.
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