If you wanted to create a synthetic organelle to test new drugs for toxicity which natural organelle function would you try to replicate?
Due to differentiation of cells in the body, toxic effects of newly medicine can be quite different, but we can see some similarities. First of all, to test drugs, in my opinion, we need to create synthetic sources of energy in the cell, what is mitochondria in the natural cells. Work capacity of any cell depends on processes in mitochondria. That's why it very important in research to get tests with cell energy systems. Another important component is genetic information. In synthetic cell we need to ensure the absence of any adverse effects on it. Other organelles we should choose within specific places of drugs effect.
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