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Building a basic nanomachine

Attaching certain protein fragments that are found in the nuclear pore complex onto a solid-state nanopore mimics important aspects of the selective transport of molecules and proteins that occurs in real cells.

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Figure 1: Real NPC structure and the minimalist NPC-like device.


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Jovanovic-Talisman, T., Zilman, A. Building a basic nanomachine. Nature Nanotech 6, 397–398 (2011).

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