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University of Pennsylvania

Illustration of Recombinant Oleosin

Caption: The gene for oleosin, a protein from a plant, was inserted into a vector and expressed in bacteria. Many different variants were made by recombinant methods. The purified proteins were assembled in structures, including vesicles, a capsule that can carry a large payload of drugs. This is the first demonstration of vesicles being made from a recombinant protein.

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