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PROTCAGE Report Summary

Project ID: 616907
Funded under: FP7-IDEAS-ERC
Country: Netherlands

Mid-Term Report Summary - PROTCAGE (Chemistry in the Confinement of Protein Cages)

The construction of protein based nanoreactors as mimics for bacterial nano-compartments is an emerging field. After the discovery of these protein based nano-compartments their precise functioning has been under investigation and synthetic counterparts based on, for example, virus capsids have shown to provide insight on the packaging and catalytic activity of enzymes on the inside. Within this project we have made substantial progress in the controlled loading of protein nanocages, both viral and non-viral, the study of physio-chemical properties of encased substances and the interaction these protein cages have with living cells. It is expected that the progress in this project will lead to a better understanding of chemistry under confined conditions, that is with control at the nanoscale.

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