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Condraz23
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Artificial Organelles

Post by Condraz23 » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:59 am

When a foreign object enters a cell, the cell interprets it as foreign and tries to dissolve it using lysosomes. The cell can differentiate foreign and non-foreign macromolecules. What prevents us from developing artificial organelles that can perform multiple tasks and work more efficiently than the natural ones we have now?
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Post by victor » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:10 am

I think the biggest trouble is taking down MHC interpretation to immune cells since they're very specific....
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:10 pm

yeah, also, we CAN'T make things that work better than nature does.
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