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Interaction of monomeric and self-assembled aromatic amino acids with model membranes: self-reproduction phenomena

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The spontaneous formation of amyloid structures of proteins is responsible for several major human neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we demonstrate that the formation of amyloid aggregates of the amino acids results in the formation of supported phospholipid membrane and aggregated vesicles via fusion and self-reproduction of the lipid vesicles. Importantly, during the vesicle growth, we found the formation of large “mother vesicles” containing small “daughter vesicles”. This observation is significant for interpreting the protein–membrane interaction and mimicking the origin of cellular life.

Graphical abstract: Interaction of monomeric and self-assembled aromatic amino acids with model membranes: self-reproduction phenomena

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2019, accepted on 14 Nov 2019 and first published on 15 Nov 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08495A
Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Interaction of monomeric and self-assembled aromatic amino acids with model membranes: self-reproduction phenomena

    S. Kanti De and A. Chakraborty, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08495A

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