Advanced Materials

Giant Vesicle Arrays: A Simple and Versatile Method for the Formation of Arrays of Giant Vesicles with Controlled Size and Composition (Adv. Mater. 47/2013)

Authors

  • You Jung Kang,

    1. Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University Hallowell Building, University Park, PA, USA
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  • Harrison S. Wostein,

    1. Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University Hallowell Building, University Park, PA, USA
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  • Sheereen Majd

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Bioengineering Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
    • Department of Bioengineering, The Pennsylvania State University Hallowell Building, University Park PA 16802 USA

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Abstract

S. Majd and co-workers report a simple approach for the preparation of cell-sized liposomes with integral membrane proteins on page 6834. In this approach, hydrogel-stamped lipid/protein deposits grow, upon application of an AC electric field, into giant liposomes of controlled size and composition. The resulting vesicles can be applied in membrane and protein studies as well as in biotechnology.

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