Issue 52, 2020

Cell-free protein synthesis in hydrogel materials


We report a method for embedding cell-free protein synthesis reactions in macro-scale hydrogel materials without a free liquid phase. This paper focuses on methods of preparation for a variety of hydrogels and an investigation of the impact that the hydrogel material has on cell-free protein synthesis.

Graphical abstract: Cell-free protein synthesis in hydrogel materials

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09 Apr 2020
19 May 2020
First published
27 May 2020
This article is Open Access
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Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 7108-7111

Cell-free protein synthesis in hydrogel materials

C. J. Whitfield, A. M. Banks, G. Dura, J. Love, J. E. Fieldsend, S. A. Goodchild, D. A. Fulton and T. P. Howard, Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 7108 DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02582H

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