Protocells

Known as: Protocell 
Cell-like structures that contain the minimum of components necessary for carrying out self-sustaining biosynthetic reactions.
National Institutes of Health

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2013
Highly Cited
2013
Efforts to recreate a prebiotically plausible protocell, in which RNA replication occurs within a fatty acid vesicle, have been… (More)
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
The advent of Darwinian evolution required the emergence of molecular mechanisms for the heritable variation of fitness. One… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
Encapsulation of drugs within nanocarriers that selectively target malignant cells promises to mitigate side effects of… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
Mixing liposomes with hydrophilic particles induces fusion of the liposome onto the particle surface. Such supported bilayers… (More)
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2009
Highly Cited
2009
The generation of synthetic forms of cellular life requires solutions to the problem of how biological processes such as cyclic… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Contemporary phospholipid-based cell membranes are formidable barriers to the uptake of polar and charged molecules ranging from… (More)
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2007
2007
The coevolution of environment and living organisms is well known in nature. Here, it is suggested that similar processes can… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
We are engaged in a long-term effort to synthesize chemical systems capable of Darwinian evolution, based on the encapsulation of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The transition from independent molecular entities to cellular structures with integrated behaviors was a crucial aspect of the… (More)
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1994
Highly Cited
1994
The evolution of parasite virulence and the origin of cooperative genomes in primitive cells are both problems that balance… (More)
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