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How to drink like a liposome

The interactions of lipid bilayer cell membranes with liquid biomolecular condensates are key to many biological processes, including endocytosis. New research shows a model system of liposomes that are able to engulf droplets, effectively mimicking endocytosis.

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Fig. 1: Liposomes engulfing droplets.


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Liu, J., Tang, B.Z. How to drink like a liposome. Nat Rev Chem 7, 5–6 (2023).

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