Researchers find a way to make a gel from membrane bound organs
LAS VEGAS — Researchers have created a gel made of the human mucus that acts as a membrane filter.
It is the first time researchers have been able to make something from the mucus of an organellum, the scientists said.
The discovery could help treat a variety of diseases, including a common cold, psoriasis and even chronic fatigue syndrome.
Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, used a protein called membrane bound protein (MLP) to make the gel.
The scientists used a synthetic scaffold to make two types of filaments.
The first, made from human cells, was able to absorb the mucin of an epithelial cell.
The second, made of human cells and human skin cells, contained a mixture of mucus and the human proteins.
The mucus was filtered out and a thin gel was formed, which is then used to treat a disease.
The gel works by acting like a membrane, separating the mucins of the cells in the gel and allowing the cells to separate into smaller, smaller fragments.
It is not clear how it was created, but the team said they believe it was a result of the enzymes in the cells breaking down the cells’ natural membrane to create the gel’s structure.
It was made by using cells from mice with an abnormal protein called a tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene mutation.
Scientists have previously been able do the same thing with mouse cells, and scientists are working on using that technology to make artificial mucus.