Novel Application of Cellulose Paper As a Platform for the Macromolecular Self-Assembly of Biomimetic Giant Liposomes.
School of Engineering and §School of Natural Sciences, University of California , Merced, California 95343, United States.
- Published Article
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
American Chemical Society
- Publication Date
Nov 30, 2016
We report a facile and scalable method to fabricate biomimetic giant liposomes by using a cellulose paper-based materials platform. Termed PAPYRUS for Paper-Abetted liPid hYdRation in aqUeous Solutions, the method is general and can produce liposomes in various aqueous media and at elevated temperatures. Encapsulation of macromolecules and production of liposomes with membranes of complex compositions is straightforward. The ease of manipulation of paper makes practical massive parallelization and scale-up of the fabrication of giant liposomes, demonstrating for the first time the surprising usefulness of paper as a platform for macromolecular self-assembly.
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