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Artificial Cells-in-Cells Triggered by Light Act as Mini Chemical Reactors

News   May 29, 2018 | Original story by Hayley Dunning for ICL

 
Artificial Cells-in-Cells Triggered by Light Act as Mini Chemical Reactors

Cartoon of UV-responsive nested vesicle mechanism. Photo-responsive vesicles and the enzyme β-galactosidase are co-encapsulated within POPC GUVs created via phase-transfer. Upon illumination with UV-C, photopolymerisation of the inner compartment membranes results in FDG release, leading to its catalysis by β-galactosidase forming free fluorescein. Credit: doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03491-7

 
 
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