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How light can be used to control processes in synthetic cells

12/10/2022

Image: A shell made of polymers houses a photoresponsive molecule, which is irradiated with UV light and creates an opening; Copyright: MPI-P

Molecules that react to light were introduced into an artificial cell membrane. This allows the permeability of the cell wall to be controlled from the outside.

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Image: Image of colored cells on a monitor; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf