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Put the blocks through the holes…

This is an experiment showing the technology allowing scientists to build 3D structures of actin, a protein acting as the cell skeleton. When various subcellular-sized shapes (pink) were drawn on a sheet mimicking the cell membrane (blue), actin (green) was self-assembled into pillars with maintaining the drawn shapes.

◎Credit::Lab for Bottom-up Cell Biology


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