A single porous molecule transports ions like transmembrane protein

Ion channels or transporters expressed in cell membrane regulate the biological activity by transporting ions through lipid membranes. Our synthetic porous molecule is assembled with lipid molecules, is embedded into lipid bilayers and demonstrates ion transporting property under applied electric field. We are currently introducing a trick to control ion conductance states. We also challenge to incorporate it to cell membrane to regulate biological function by controlled ion transport.



<Original Paper>

“Metal-Organic Cuboctahedra for Synthetic Ion Channels with Multiple Conductance States”
Chem 2017, 2, 393-403.