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Pick and Choose Your Cell Function With Designer Organelles

News   Mar 29, 2019 | Original story from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory

 
Pick and Choose Your Cell Function With Designer Organelles

Caption: The authors see the newly developed synthetic host as a city. On the one hand, typical cellular processes -- seen as encapsulated, isolated, and made up of non-interchangeable elements -- are represented as repetitive structures: squared, isolated blocks which are always fenced, just like membranous organelles. On the other hand, the image highlights the making of a new organelle -- a new building that is not fenced -- which is accessible to the rest of the city while having its own identity, a building which is more dynamic and flexible. Credit: Gemma Estrada Girona.

 
 
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