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Trends Microbiol. 1999 Jun;7(6):253-60.

Bacterial S-layers.

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Center for Ultrastructure Research and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Molecular Nanotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Abstract

S-layers are produced by the self assembly of proteinaceous subunits on the surfaces of prokaryotes, so that planar, monomolecular-thick crystalline lattices are formed. Some archaeal and eubacterial S-layer proteins are glycosylated. These lattices typically have center-to-center spacings of less than 25 nm, which makes them attractive for biomimetic or nanotechnological applications.

PMID:
10366863
DOI:
10.1016/s0966-842x(99)01513-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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