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Self-Assembly Behavior of Hydrophobins


Precisely controlled adhesion, and specifically the ability to reversibly control adhesion, is a long term challenge to the scientific community, and of intense interest for biomaterials problems including antifouling and cell adhesion. We have developed self-assembly behavior of a variety of hydrophobin molecules in solution. The ability of hydrophobins to sequester hydrophobic liquids and form extremely stable vesicles, with potential for use as delivery agents through targeting via antibody/hydrophobin interaction was developed.