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June 2017 Volume 9 No 6

Membraneless organelles formed through the phase separation of disordered proteins are involved in a variety of cellular functions. However, our understanding of the requirements for forming analogous artificial multi-component structures is limited. A team led by Nick J. Carroll and Gabriel P. López has now outlined some of the design rules for forming diverse assemblies through the phase separation of intrinsically disordered proteins within droplet microenvironments. The cover of this issue features a stylized image of a multi-layered coacervate, with each layer formed from a different protein phase.

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IMAGE: ELLA MARU STUDIO

COVER DESIGN: TULSI VORALIA

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