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Model Protocells from Single-Chain Lipids

By Sheref S. Mansy

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the construction of laboratory models of protocells. Most frequently the developed vesicle systems utilize single-chain lipids rather than the double-chain lipids typically found in biological membranes. Although single-chain lipids yield less robust vesicles, their dynamic characteristics are highly exploitable for protocellular functions. Herein the advantages of using single-chain lipids in the construction of protocells are discussed

Topics: Review
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
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