Protein Emulsifiers

  • Eliora Z. Ron
  • E. Rosenberg
Reference work entry
Part of the Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology book series (HHLM)


The active components of the known high molecular weight biosurfactants are polysaccharides lipopolysaccharides, lipoproteins, or complex mixtures of these biopolymers. Recently a new group of bioemulsifiers has been identified, in which the active component is a protein. Thus, secreted outer-membrane proteins were shown to have strong emulsifying activity. These proteins will be used as examples for the potential in microbial protein emulsifiers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology and BiotechnologyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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