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Schaich, M. (author), Cama, J. (author), Al Nahas, K. (author), Sobota, Diana (author), Sleath, Hannah (author), Jahnke, Kevin (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Keyser, Ulrich F. (author)
The low membrane permeability of candidate drug molecules is a major challenge in drug development, and insufficient permeability is one reason for the failure of antibiotic treatment against bacteria. Quantifying drug transport across specific pathways in living systems is challenging because one typically lacks knowledge of the exact...
journal article 2019
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Fanalista, F. (author), Birnie, A.T.F. (author), Maan, R. (author), Burla, Federica (author), Charles usagé Charles-Carty, K.V. (author), Pawlik, G. (author), Deshpande, S.R. (author), Koenderink, Gijsje H. (author), Dogterom, A.M. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Bottom-up biology is an expanding research field that aims to understand the mechanisms underlying biological processes via in vitro assembly of their essential components in synthetic cells. As encapsulation and controlled manipulation of these elements is a crucial step in the recreation of such cell-like objects, microfluidics is...
journal article 2019
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Wunnava Venkata, S.S. (author), Hueting, D.A. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Recent years have seen a tremendous interest in the bottom-up reconstitution of minimal biomolecular systems, with the ultimate aim of creating an autonomous synthetic cell. One of the universal features of living systems is cell growth, where the cell membrane expands through the incorporation of newly synthesized lipid molecules. Here, the...
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Spoelstra, W.K. (author), van Doorn, M.C. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Liposomes, self-assembled vesicles with a lipid-bilayer boundary similar to cell membranes, are extensively used in both fundamental and applied sciences. Manipulation of their physical properties, such as growth and division, may significantly expand their use as model systems in cellular and synthetic biology. Several approaches have been...
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Moolman, M.C. (author), Huang, Z. (author), Krishnan, S.T. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Background: Controlled restriction of cellular movement using microfluidics allows one to study individual cells to gain insight into aspects of their physiology and behaviour. For example, the use of micron-sized growth channels that confine individual Escherichia coli has yielded novel insights into cell growth and death. To extend this...
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Männik, J. (author), Wu, F. (author), Hol, F.J.H. (author), Bisicchia, P. (author), Sherratt, D.J. (author), Keymer, J.E. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Cell division in typical rod-shaped bacteria such as Escherichia coli shows a remarkable plasticity in being able to adapt to a variety of irregular cell shapes. Here, we investigate the roles of the Min system and the nucleoid-occlusion factor SlmA in supporting this adaptation. We study “squeezed” E. coli in narrow nanofabricated channels...
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