Liposome logic

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Liposome logic
VLSI research, in its continuous push toward further miniaturisation, is seeking to break through the limitations of current circuit manufacture techniques by moving towards biomimetic methodologies that rely on self-assembly, selforganisation and evodevo-like processes. On the other hand, Systems and Synthetic biology’s quest to achieve ever more detailed (multi)cell models are relying more and more on concepts derived from computer science and engineering such as the use of logic gates, clocks and pulse generator analogs to describe a cell’s decision making behavior. This paper is situated at the crossroad of these two enterprises. That is, a novel method of non-conventional computation based on the encapsulation of simple gene regulatory-like networks within liposomes is described. Three transcription Boolean logic gates were encapsulated and simulated within liposomes self-assembled from DMPC (dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine) amphiphiles using an implementation of Dissipative P...
James Smaldon, Natalio Krasnogor, Alexander Camero
Added 26 May 2010
Updated 26 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Authors James Smaldon, Natalio Krasnogor, Alexander Cameron, Marian Gheorghe
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