Automatic generation system of cell-sized liposomes

Masahide Gotanda, Koki Kamiya, Toshihisa Osaki, Norihisa Miki, Shoji Takeuchi

研究成果: Article査読

11 被引用数 (Scopus)


Artificial cell membranes such as liposomes and lipid vesicles have been developed using microfluidic technologies. These technologies have advantages for generating cell-sized liposomes, including a monodispersed and asymmetric lipid composition. Cell-sized asymmetric liposomes with various combinations of asymmetric lipid leaflets are sequentially produced using an improved pulsed-jetting device with the six wells arranged on a circular rotation table by manual manipulation. In this study, we reveal optimal parameters of rotation speed and jetting timing for the cell-sized liposome formation using an automatic sequential liposome generation system driven by a stepping motor. First, we optimize the rotation speed of the stepping motor for forming the planar lipid bilayer under control of a microcomputer. Next, we generate cell-sized liposomes using this automated system at the optimized rotation speed. This automatic system will contribute to high-throughput investigations of membrane protein activities and functions using the electrophysiological or the asymmetric liposome analyses.

ジャーナルSensors and Actuators, B: Chemical
出版ステータスPublished - 2019 8月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 器械工学
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 金属および合金
  • 電子工学および電気工学
  • 材料化学


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