Catalytic polymersomes to produce strong and long-lasting bioluminescence

Meyer, Claire Elsa and Craciun, Ioana and Schoenenberger, Cora-Ann and Wehr, Riccardo and Palivan, Cornelia Gabriela. (2021) Catalytic polymersomes to produce strong and long-lasting bioluminescence. Nanoscale, 13 (1). pp. 66-70.

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Here, we introduce an artificial bioluminescent nanocompartment based on the encapsulation of light-producing enzymes, luciferases, inside polymersomes. We exploit nanocompartmentalization to enhance luciferase stability in a cellular environment but also to positively modulate enzyme kinetics to achieve a long-lasting glow type signal. These features pave the way for expanding bioluminescence to nanotechnology-based applications.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Physikalische Chemie (Palivan)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Claire Elsa and Craciun, Ioana and Schönenberger, Cora-Ann and Wehr, Riccardo Pascal and Palivan, Cornelia G
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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