Biomolecular Robotics for Chemomechanically Driven Guest Delivery Fueled by Intracellular ATP.


Shuvendu Biswas, Kazushi Kinbara, Tatsuya Niwa, Hideki Taguchi, Noriyuki Ishii, Sumiyo Watanabe, Kanjiro Miyata, Kazunori Kataoka, and Takuzo Aida


Nature Chemistry 2013, 5, 613–620.
[DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1681]

Biomolecular Robotics for Chemomechanically Driven Guest Delivery Fuelled by Intracellular ATP
We developed a protein-based nanocarrier that opens in the presence of ATP. The nanocarrier consists of multiple barrel-shaped chaperonin units assembled into a tubular structure.