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Characterization And Identification Of Novel Regulators Of The Synthesis Of Phospholipids, Cunqi Ye Jan 2014

Characterization And Identification Of Novel Regulators Of The Synthesis Of Phospholipids, Cunqi Ye

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Phospholipids are the most abundant lipids in cell membranes. The synthesis of phospholipids is crucial for cellular membrane biogenesis and nearly all aspects of cellular processes. Understanding the regulation of synthesis of phospholipids is beneficial to our fundamental knowledge of cell biology as well as human health.

Regulation of the synthesis of phospholipids is intensively studied in the yeast S. cerevisiae. Most notably, the synthesis of phospholipids is coordinated with the synthesis of inositol, a precursor of inositol-containing lipids, by controlling expression of the genes encoding phospholipid biosynthetic enzymes. In addition to this well-characterized regulatory circuit controlled by the trans-acting ...