Not just fat: The structure and function of the lipid droplet

Fujimoto, Toyoshi and Parton, Robert G. (2011) Not just fat: The structure and function of the lipid droplet. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 3 3: 004838.1-004838.17. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a004838

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Author Fujimoto, Toyoshi
Parton, Robert G.
Title Not just fat: The structure and function of the lipid droplet
Journal name Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1943-0264
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1101/cshperspect.a004838
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 004838.1
End page 004838.17
Total pages 17
Place of publication Woodbury, NY, United States
Publisher Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Lipid droplets (LDs) are independent organelles that are composed of a lipid ester core and a surface phospholipid monolayer. Recent studies have revealed many new proteins, functions, and phenomena associated with LDs. In addition, a number of diseases related to LDs are beginning to be understood at the molecular level. It is now clear that LDs are not an inert store of excess lipids but are dynamically engaged in various cellular functions, some of which are not directly related to lipid metabolism. Compared to conventional membrane organelles, there are still many uncertainties concerning the molecular architecture of LDs and how each function is placed in a structural context. Recent findings and remaining questions are discussed.
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