Sorting catalytically active polymersomes by flow cytometry

Madhavan Nallani, Rob Woestenenk, Hans-Peter de Hoog, Stijn F.M. van Dongen, Jan Boezeman, Jeroen Johannes Lambertus Maria Cornelissen, Roeland J.M. Nolte, Jan C.M. van Hest

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Enzyme-filled stable polymeric capsules (polymersomes) that are permeable to low-molecular-weight (pro-fluorescent) substrates can be sorted based on the activity of encapsulated enzymes using flow cytometry (see image). Enzymatic activity is screened by the build-up of fluorescent product that is prevented from leaking out by co-encapsulation of a trapping agent.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1138-1143
Number of pages6
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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