User:Geza R. Szilvay

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Geza R. Szilvay (an artistic interpretation)

I work at VTT in the Nanobiomaterials team.


  • 2007, PhD, Division of Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003, MS, Division of Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland

Research interests

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  1. Szilvay GR, Brocato S, Ivnitski D, Li C, De La Iglesia P, Lau C, Chi E, Werner-Washburne M, Banta S, and Atanassov P. Engineering of a redox protein for DNA-directed assembly. Chem Commun (Camb). 2011 Jul 14;47(26):7464-6. DOI:10.1039/c1cc11951f | PubMed ID:21541425 | HubMed [Paper18]
  2. Glykys, D. J., Szilvay, G. R., Tortosa, P., Diez, M. S., Jaramillo, A., Banta, S., (2011) Pushing the limits of automatic computational protein design: design, expression, and characterization of a large synthetic protein based on a fungal laccase scaffold, Systems and Synthetic Biology, 5, 45 – 58 [1]

  3. Blenner MA, Shur O, Szilvay GR, Cropek DM, and Banta S. Calcium-induced folding of a beta roll motif requires C-terminal entropic stabilization. J Mol Biol. 2010 Jul 9;400(2):244-56. DOI:10.1016/j.jmb.2010.04.056 | PubMed ID:20438736 | HubMed [Paper16]
  4. Szilvay GR, Blenner MA, Shur O, Cropek DM, and Banta S. A FRET-based method for probing the conformational behavior of an intrinsically disordered repeat domain from Bordetella pertussis adenylate cyclase. Biochemistry. 2009 Dec 1;48(47):11273-82. DOI:10.1021/bi901447j | PubMed ID:19860484 | HubMed [Paper15]
  5. Kisko K, Szilvay GR, Vuorimaa E, Lemmetyinen H, Linder MB, Torkkeli M, and Serimaa R. Self-assembled films of hydrophobin proteins HFBI and HFBII studied in situ at the air/water interface. Langmuir. 2009 Feb 3;25(3):1612-9. DOI:10.1021/la803252g | PubMed ID:19093751 | HubMed [Paper14]
  6. Yu L, Zhang B, Szilvay GR, Sun R, Jänis J, Wang Z, Feng S, Xu H, Linder MB, and Qiao M. Protein HGFI from the edible mushroom Grifola frondosa is a novel 8 kDa class I hydrophobin that forms rodlets in compressed monolayers. Microbiology. 2008 Jun;154(Pt 6):1677-85. DOI:10.1099/mic.0.2007/015263-0 | PubMed ID:18524922 | HubMed [Paper13]
  7. Kisko K, Szilvay GR, Vainio U, Linder MB, and Serimaa R. Interactions of hydrophobin proteins in solution studied by small-angle X-ray scattering. Biophys J. 2008 Jan 1;94(1):198-206. DOI:10.1529/biophysj.107.112359 | PubMed ID:17827247 | HubMed [Paper12]
  8. Kostiainen MA, Szilvay GR, Lehtinen J, Smith DK, Linder MB, Urtti A, and Ikkala O. Precisely defined protein-polymer conjugates: construction of synthetic DNA binding domains on proteins by using multivalent dendrons. ACS Nano. 2007 Sep;1(2):103-13. DOI:10.1021/nn700053y | PubMed ID:19206526 | HubMed [Paper11]
  9. Kurppa K, Jiang H, Szilvay GR, Nasibulin AG, Kauppinen EI, and Linder MB. Controlled hybrid nanostructures through protein-mediated noncovalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2007;46(34):6446-9. DOI:10.1002/anie.200702298 | PubMed ID:17654645 | HubMed [Paper10]
  10. Szilvay GR, Kisko K, Serimaa R, and Linder MB. The relation between solution association and surface activity of the hydrophobin HFBI from Trichoderma reesei. FEBS Lett. 2007 Jun 12;581(14):2721-6. DOI:10.1016/j.febslet.2007.05.024 | PubMed ID:17531982 | HubMed [Paper9]
  11. Kisko, K., Szilvay, G. R., Vuorimaa, E., Lemmetyinen, H., Linder, M. B., Torkkeli, M., and Serimaa, R. (2007) Self-assembled films of hydrophobin protein HFBIII from Trichoderma reesei, J. Appl. Cryst. 40, 355 – 360

  12. Szilvay GR, Paananen A, Laurikainen K, Vuorimaa E, Lemmetyinen H, Peltonen J, and Linder MB. Self-assembled hydrophobin protein films at the air-water interface: structural analysis and molecular engineering. Biochemistry. 2007 Mar 6;46(9):2345-54. DOI:10.1021/bi602358h | PubMed ID:17297923 | HubMed [Paper7]
  13. Hakanpää J, Szilvay GR, Kaljunen H, Maksimainen M, Linder M, and Rouvinen J. Two crystal structures of Trichoderma reesei hydrophobin HFBI--the structure of a protein amphiphile with and without detergent interaction. Protein Sci. 2006 Sep;15(9):2129-40. DOI:10.1110/ps.062326706 | PubMed ID:16882996 | HubMed [Paper6]
  14. Szilvay GR, Nakari-Setälä T, and Linder MB. Behavior of Trichoderma reesei hydrophobins in solution: interactions, dynamics, and multimer formation. Biochemistry. 2006 Jul 18;45(28):8590-8. DOI:10.1021/bi060620y | PubMed ID:16834333 | HubMed [Paper5]
  15. Kostiainen MA, Szilvay GR, Smith DK, Linder MB, and Ikkala O. Multivalent dendrons for high-affinity adhesion of proteins to DNA. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2006 May 19;45(21):3538-42. DOI:10.1002/anie.200504540 | PubMed ID:16639766 | HubMed [Paper4]
  16. Linder MB, Szilvay GR, Nakari-Setälä T, and Penttilä ME. Hydrophobins: the protein-amphiphiles of filamentous fungi. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 2005 Nov;29(5):877-96. DOI:10.1016/j.femsre.2005.01.004 | PubMed ID:16219510 | HubMed [Paper3]
  17. Ikeno, S., Szilvay, G. R., Linder, M., Aritomi, H., Ajimi, M., and Haruyama, T. (2004) Protein dot stamp using hydrophobin as immobilization carrier, Sensors and Materials 16, 413 – 420

  18. Linder M, Szilvay GR, Nakari-Setälä T, Söderlund H, and Penttilä M. Surface adhesion of fusion proteins containing the hydrophobins HFBI and HFBII from Trichoderma reesei. Protein Sci. 2002 Sep;11(9):2257-66. DOI:10.1110/ps.0207902 | PubMed ID:12192081 | HubMed [Paper1]

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--Geza R. Szilvay 03:03, 30 November 2011 (EST)