Artificial Cells Containing Intracelluar Compartments

Biological cells contain intracellular organelles. This allows separate compartments inside the cells to carry out specific functions more effectively. We have prepared artificial cells that also contain intracellular compartments (Chang 1965, 1972a; Chang et al., 1966)

Fig. 2.4. Upper: Artificial cells can be prepared with intracellular multicompartments. Lower: Artificial cells containing biologics can also contain magnetic material allowing artificial cells to be site directed. Both principles are being extended by many groups and are being used in different areas of application and research.

Fig. 2.4. Upper: Artificial cells can be prepared with intracellular multicompartments. Lower: Artificial cells containing biologics can also contain magnetic material allowing artificial cells to be site directed. Both principles are being extended by many groups and are being used in different areas of application and research.

(Fig. 2.4). Specific enzyme systems or other biologically active systems can be enclosed separately or in combination in each of these intracellular compartments to allow for more efficient stepwise functions.

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