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- Ernst, Robert; Ejsing, Christer S.; Antonny, Bruno
- Journal of molecular biology 2016 v.428 no.24 pp. 4776-4791
- bacteria; biochemical pathways; body temperature; eukaryotic cells; fish; fungi; lipid composition; lipids; membrane fluidity; neurons; organelles; physicochemical properties; proteins; reptiles
- ... Biological membranes are complex and dynamic assemblies of lipids and proteins. Poikilothermic organisms including bacteria, fungi, reptiles, and fish do not control their body temperature and must adapt their membrane lipid composition in order to maintain membrane fluidity in the cold. This adaptive response was termed homeoviscous adaptation and has been frequently studied with a specific focus ...
- Levental, Ilya; Veatch, Sarah L.
- Journal of molecular biology 2016 v.428 no.24 pp. 4749-4764
- cell communication; cell membranes; lipids; mammals
- ... Since its initial formalization nearly 20 years ago, the concept of lipid rafts has generated a tremendous amount of attention and interest and nearly as much controversy. The controversy is perhaps surprising because the notion itself is intuitive: compartmentalization in time and space is a ubiquitous theme at all scales of biology, and therefore, the partitioning of cellular membranes into late ...