Artificial Cells

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Image of the Day: Artificial Cell | The Scientist Magazine®

The red light initiates photosynthesis in this artificial cell that eventually creates actin filaments.DISEASE BIOPHYSICS GROUP/HARVARD UNIVERSITY Scientists have crafted a cell-like structure that can use light to synthesize a protein needed to form the skeleton of a cell. They used plant- and bacteria-derived molecules that capture light energy to initiate and control the process. Red light starts a chemical reaction inside the artificial cell that helps produce and assemble filaments of actin, while green light brings the process to a halt.

A Photosynthetic Engine for Artificial Cells | Technology Networks

A Photosynthetic Engine for Artificial Cells | Technology Networks A Photosynthetic Engine for Artificial Cells

A membrane (red outer boundary) encapsulates actin (white lines), the protein building blocks of the cytoskeleton and tissues. The actin was polymerized by coupling ATP synthesis with artificial organelles (green dots) inside the membrane

《Nature Biotechnology》人工细胞的光合引擎 - 生物通

《Nature Biotechnology》人工细胞的光合引擎 - 生物通

“将功能蛋白和细胞器网络引入人工细胞环境为实现从头构建细胞伟大目标铺平了道路,”Shin说。