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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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