Electric field stimulates production of highly conductive microbial OmcZ nanowires

August 17th, 2020 by Sibel Ebru Yalcin

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 17 August 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-020-0623-9

Application of an electrical field to Geobacter sulfurreducens biofilms stimulates production of OmcZ nanowires, which undergo a pH-induced conformational switch that causes increased stiffness and conductivity due to enhanced heme group π-stacking.
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