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Obviously, this process often leads to dramatic changes in the secondary structure, making the adsorption irreversible or leading at least to a high activation energy for desorption. Adsorption can be analyzed with different models, which often distinguish between the diffusion to the interface and the process of rearrangement, sometimes including different conformations at the interface [10, 11]. 1 Silaffins We discuss silaffins as the first protein taking part in biomineralization processes. Silaffins consist of a phosphorylated backbone and polyamine side chains.

To immobilize random fibrinogen patterns on reactive substrates by μCP. Varying size and extension of the fibrinogen islands control the overall adhesion and activation of the platelets. Also platelet morphology is influenced by the underlying fibrinogen pattern. The approach is applicable to other physiologically relevant protein models to investigate the mechanisms of platelet adhesion and activation on synthetic materials and improve medical devices. 4 Conclusion and Outlook More sophisticated interface-based systems are being prepared with proteins as the active species inducing and introducing new surface confined properties and phenomena.

We discuss the assembly of long-chain polyamines occurring together with silaffins, the assembly of silicateins and hydrophobins, as well as some examples of possible modifications of the adsorbed proteins. 1 Formation and Modification of Protein Structures at Liquid Interfaces In general, proteins are constructed from amino acids, some of them possessing apolar side chains, while others have polar or charged side chains. The best way to keep the apolar amino acids away from the surrounding aqueous phase is in most case the creation of a hydrophobic core.

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