Forming giant-sized polymersomes using gel-assisted rehydration
Here, we present a protocol to rapidly form giant polymer vesicles (pGVs). Briefly, polymer solutions are dehydrated on dried agarose films adhered to coverslips. Rehydration of the polymer films results in rapid formation of pGVs. This method greatly advances the preparation of synthetic giant vesicles for direct applications in biomimetic studies.
- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1940-087X; jove; 621961
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- Journal of Visualized Experiments
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- Journal Issue: 111; Journal ID: ISSN 1940-087X
- MyJoVE Corp.
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- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)
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- United States
- 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; polymersome; gel; vesicle; rehydration; polymer; membrane
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