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Lipidome - The code of how cellular lipids are co-regulated
Köberlin & Snijder et al. 2015 / Heinz & Baumann et al. 2015
At the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, researchers from the team of Giulio Superti-Furga, have discovered that the regulation of lipids in the cell membrane follows a surprising circular, ring-like organizational pattern and that this pattern is linked to various cellular functions. In particular, the scientists found that the ability of cells to mount an immediate immune response is influenced by the cell’s lipid composition to a degree that far exceeds what had been known to date and can be predicted by this new regulatory “code”.
Their findings of two studies published the renowned scientific journals Cell and Cell Reports on June 18th 2015.