Autocatalytic membrane-amplification on a pre-existing vesicular surface

Hiroshi Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Kageyama, Kensuke Kurihara, Katsuto Takakura, Shigeru Murata, Tadashi Sugawara
  • Chemical Communications, January 2010, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c0cc02758h

What is it about?

Autocatalytic vesicular self-reproduction is one of dynamic self-assembling behaviors: Dissipation of precursor on pre-existing vesicle results vesicular generation, and this behavior continue until shortage of the precursor (some precursor remains in the membrane-area of vesicles).

Why is it important?

The vesicular self-reproduction behavior continue under non-equilibrium condition in which precursor supplied. I think researchers who are interesting in "dissipative self-assembly" or "dynamic self-assembly" should read this paper.

Perspectives

Dr Yoshiyuki Kageyama (Author)
Hokkaido Daigaku

Recently "dissipative self-assembly" and "dynamic self-assembly" are interested by chemists, because such dynamics may be related to intrinsic nature of life phenomena. Although the dynamics in this paper did not show "dissipative structure", in my stand, it is similar to the nature of life, because the production of vesicle continue with dissipation of the precursor.

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