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Artificial Organelles: Reactions inside Protein-Polymer Supramolecular Assemblies

Garni, Martina and Einfalt, Tomaz and Lomora, Mihai and Car, Anja and Meier, Wolfgang and Palivan, Cornelia G.. (2016) Artificial Organelles: Reactions inside Protein-Polymer Supramolecular Assemblies. Chimia, 70 (6). pp. 424-427.

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Abstract

Reactions inside confined compartments at the nanoscale represent an essential step in the development of complex multifunctional systems to serve as molecular factories. In this respect, the biomimetic approach of combining biomolecules (proteins, enzymes, mimics) with synthetic membranes is an elegant way to create functional nanoreactors, or even simple artificial organelles, that function inside cells after uptake. Functionality is provided by the specificity of the biomolecule(s), whilst the synthetic compartment provides mechanical stability and robustness. The availability of a large variety of biomolecules and synthetic membranes allows the properties and functionality of these reaction spaces to be tailored and adjusted for building complex self-organized systems as the basis for molecular factories.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Meier, Wolfgang P. and Einfalt, Tomaz
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN:0009-4293
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:09 Apr 2018 12:03
Deposited On:09 Jan 2017 14:59

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