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Research Article

Curli Functional Amyloid Systems Are Phylogenetically Widespread and Display Large Diversity in Operon and Protein Structure

  • Morten S. Dueholm,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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  • Mads Albertsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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  • Daniel Otzen,

    Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Centre for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

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  • Per Halkjær Nielsen mail

    phn@bio.aau.dk

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark

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  • Published: December 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051274

About the Authors

Morten S. Dueholm, Mads Albertsen, Per Halkjær Nielsen
Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Daniel Otzen
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Centre for Insoluble Protein Structures (inSPIN), Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Corresponding Author

Email: phn@bio.aau.dk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MSD MA DO PHN. Performed the experiments: MSD MA. Analyzed the data: MSD MA DO PHN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSD MA. Wrote the paper: MSD MA DO PHN.