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- n. Plural form of hydrophobin.
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The organism, inhaled as an inert, chitinous spore that is covered with hydrophobins, will germinate into germ tube and hyphal morphotypes if not cleared by resident phagocytic cells.
This is also a notable feature of the hydrophobins of fungi, where detailed structural studies have shown that surfactant activity and wetting ability is related to significant amphiphilicity of the native protein structure
Apolar surface patches in hydrophobins are considered to be key to their surface activity and also their self-assembly into higher order complexes that enhance surface activity
In attempt to move closer to aerated, low-fat products, the Birmingham-based researchers used a sonication process to produce a 'fat globule mimic' by using the hydrophobins to coat and stabilize air cells.