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Functional Amyloids Used by Organisms : a Lesson in Controlling Assembly

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Smith, Andrew M. ; Scheibel, Thomas:
Functional Amyloids Used by Organisms : a Lesson in Controlling Assembly.
In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Vol. 211 (January 2010) Issue 2 . - pp. 127-135.
ISSN 1521-3935
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/macp.200900420

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Amyloid has been studied primarily in relation to the disease states that it causes in humans, but in recent years, a range of proteins have been identified that self-assemble to a β-sheet rich fold as part of their native function and as such have been termed as functional amyloids.1 These functional amyloids fulfil a range of tasks within cells and extracellularly. In this paper, we will discuss the concept of functional amyloids, specifically in the sense of a structural component for the producing organism. Additionally, we will discuss how these organisms have controlled amyloid formation so that it only occurs at specific locations and at a desired time.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: amyloid; fibres; hydrophobins; self-assembly; silk
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Biomaterials > Chair Biomaterials - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Molecular Biosciences
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Polymer and Colloid Science
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 12:04
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 12:32
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/19484