Issue Date: April 20, 2015 | Web Date: April 16, 2015
Technique Adds Proteins To Membranes At Specific Sites And Times
Researchers have developed the first technique that covalently attaches proteins at specific locations and times on phospholipid membranes or synthetic vesicles.
Cellular processes such as signaling, metabolism, and division require control over where and when proteins attach to membranes. The ability to design protein-coupled membranes or cells in a space- and time-controlled manner could aid research on such processes and lead to artificial cells with novel functions.
It has been possible to link proteins covalently . . .
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