[Angewandte Chemie] Microfluidic formation of monodisperse coacervate organelles in liposomes
Coacervates have been widely studied as model compartments in protocell research. Complex coacervates composed of disordered proteins and RNA have also been shown to play an important role in cellular processes. Here, we report on a microfluidic strategy for constructing monodisperse coacervate droplets encapsulated within uniform unilamellar liposomes. These structures represent a bottom-up approach to hierarchically structured protocells, as demonstrated by storage and release of DNA from the encapsulated coacervates as well as localised transcription.
Wilhelm T.S. Huck, Nannan Deng Accepted manuscript online: 28 June 2017Full publication history DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703145