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  1. Sakai, N.; Kamikawa, Y.; Nishii, M.; Matsuoka, T.; Kato, T.; Matile, S. “Dendritic Folate Rosettes as Ion Channels in Lipid Bilayers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 2218-2219

The self-assembly of folate dendrimers into π-stacked supramolecular rosettes is shown to produce ion channels in planar and spherical lipid bilayer membranes. The found ion channels are small, quite homogeneous, long-lived, ohmic, cation selective (Eisenman I), and blockable by the permeant cation.

DOI: 10.1021/ja058157k 

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