Excitable artificial cells of proteinoid.

  title={Excitable artificial cells of proteinoid.},
  author={Aleksander T. Przybylski and Sidney W. Fox},
  journal={Applied biochemistry and biotechnology},
The proteinoid cells are assembled of thermal polymers of amino acids. Typically, an appropriate mixture of amino acids containing aspartic or glutamic acid is heated at 190 degrees C for 6 h, stirred with water for 2 h, dialyzed during 2 d, and lyophilized. Spheroidal cells are made from such polymer by dissolving it in the water by boiling, and then cooling. Many of them can be made by sonication at room temperature. These artificial cells, ranging from microns to tens of microns in diameter… CONTINUE READING