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- n. A chemical compound which has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. Many such compounds are used as surfactants.
To create the noodle gel, Stupp and his team start with aggregates of specially designed peptide amphiphile molecules in water.
Hakanpaa J, Paananen A, Askolin S, Nakari-Setala T, Parkkinen T, et al. (2004) Atomic resolution structure of the HFBII hydrophobin, a self-assembling amphiphile.