Specific transformation of assembly with actin filaments and molecular motors in a cell-sized self-emerged liposome

Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2014 Dec;44(4):325-9. doi: 10.1007/s11084-014-9395-0. Epub 2015 Jan 15.


Eukaryotes, by the same combination of cytoskeleton and molecular motor, for example actin filament and myosin, can generate a variety of movements. For this diversity, the organization of biological machineries caused by the confinement and/or crowding effects of internal living cells, may play very important roles.

MeSH terms

  • Actin Cytoskeleton / chemistry*
  • Actins / chemistry*
  • Artificial Cells / chemistry
  • Artificial Cells / ultrastructure
  • Cell Size
  • Liposomes / chemistry
  • Liposomes / ultrastructure
  • Models, Biological
  • Myosins / chemistry*
  • Origin of Life*


  • Actins
  • Liposomes
  • Myosins