Artificial cells, also known as polymersomes, were engineered by Dan Hammer and Dennis Discher of UPenn and Frank Bates of Univ of Minnesota, who created a special kind of polymer that can be incorporated into polymersomes that act like regular cellular membrane. The polymer is larger and heavier than normal phospholipid molecules found in cells. Since the polymers are engineered to be amphiphilic, that is possessing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties, they naturally form a double-layer. Capsules or ...
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How do you building an artificial cell that can take the place of living stem cells?
I need to build an artificial cell that can take the place of living stem cells. This cell needs the structures and functions of a typical cell (reproduce, Metalolize etc.,) and it should include all seven characteristics of life. How would you build the cell (structure of the cell) and why would you build it that way (function of cell)? How do you know the cell is alive?View Full Posting Details