In biology the control of transmembrane transport is fundamental
to functionality. The complexity of biological membranes
and the diverse coupling of interactions, however,
make direct investigations very difficult. Therefore the
construction of synthetic artificial model membranes to
study systematically their physical and chemical characteristics,
and to find out how membrane functions can be
modified and tuned, is of fundamental interest. Here we
present a novel minimal model system, which allows the
uncoupling of all interactions and processes.
From: Karmena Jaskiewicz, Antje Larsen, Ingo Lieberwirth, Kaloian Koynov, Wolfgang Meier, George Fytas, Anja Kroeger, and Katharina Landfester, “Probing Bioinspired Transport of Nanoparticles into Polymersomes“,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.
51, 4613-4617 (2012).