Self-assembled structures of hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII

Ritva Serimaa (Corresponding Author), Mika Torkkeli, Arja Paananen, Markus Linder, Kaisa Kisko, Matti Knaapila, Olli Ikkala, Elina Vuorimaa, Helge Lemmetyinen, Oliver Seeck

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    Hydrophobins are small proteins that function in the growth and development of fungi. The structures of class II hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII from Trichoderma reesei were studied using grazing incidence X-ray diffraction. HFBI was weakly ordered but HFBII formed a highly crystalline coating on water surface. Change from monoclinic to hexagonal structure was observed as the sample dried. The three-dimensional structures differed from the oblique two-dimensional structures observed in Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers of both HFBI and HFBII by atomic force microscopy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)499-502
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • hydrophobins
    • grazing-incidence X-ray diffraction


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