Researchers from MIT have now found a safe and efficient way to get large molecules through the tightly regulated cell membrane, by squeezing the cells through a narrow constriction that opens up tiny, temporary holes in the membrane. Any large molecules floating outside the cell can slide through the membrane during this disruption. Robert Langer, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at MIT, is a senior author of the paper. Lead authors are chemical engineering graduate student Armon Sharei, Koch Institute research scientist Janet Zoldan, and chemical engineering research associate Andrea Adamo. Continue reading here.
Sharei coauthors paper on cell membrane transport
February 6, 2013